Our next answering machine is going to be controlled wirelessly from a computer, or else it will have a USB port for managing its memory. Our current machine is is digital, but it is entirely self-contained. When a new message comes in, it’s mini-hell to listen to it, because I have to skip over the first 14 messages to get to it.
Yes, we are saving fourteen messages, some of them over a year old. You can’t imagine how wonderful the associations of these messages are. I would love to copy them to a CD, but I can only do that by recording the machine’s audio output, at a considerable loss of quality. Darn!