Email Echolocation

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 18 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

About half a dozen times a day, a massive chorus of beeps is emitted from many of the cubicles around where I work. It didn’t take me long to figure out what it was, the Outlook beep for new mail received. Interestingly enough, the beeps seemed to be staggered at random intervals, all occurring within a second or two though. Depending on the sequencing and the location, it’s pretty easy to tell what group the email was sent to.

I think I’m going to have to bring in my laptop and stereo microphone to see what I can measure.