Tuesday November 3, 2015

Call Me Ishmael

My friend Stephanie Kent has this really interesting project called Call Me Ishmael, wherein you call a phone number and leave a voicemail about a favorite book, and Stephanie shares them online and by transcribing them by hand on a typewriter.

They’ve just launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Call Me Ishmael Phone, an actual physical device that will go into schools and libraries. The idea is amazing: you walk up and press a button on the phone and listen to someone’s message about a book. The system that powers the whole thing is pretty brilliant. I love how human and tactile it all is.

If you like books, this is a no-brainer.