The Resource "This had better be good!" : a message about answering machines

"This had better be good!" : a message about answering machines

Label
"This had better be good!" : a message about answering machines, 2003
Title
"This had better be good!"
Title remainder
a message about answering machines
Inclusive dates
2003
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jordan collects various answering machine messages people leave on their phones. She claims that answering machine messages fulfill one of Bascom's folkoric functions -- education -- by intentionally or unintentionally teaching us something about the person who owns the phone. Jordan especially focuses on the prevalence of strange machine messages left by young children and college freshman. She believes that message machines are subversive insofar as they allow a person to say things that they could not say in other social situations. Jordan proposes that answering machines fulfill the folkloric element of social control by allowing the massage creator to create a phone persona that reflects the way that person would like to be known
Biography type
contains biographical information
Biographical or historical data
Jordan grew up in Dallas, Texas. She attended Brigham Young University, where she majored in English.
Cataloging source
UPB
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
"This had better be good!" : a message about answering machines
Instantiates
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
  • 1
  • (37
Governing access note
Open for public research
Immediate source of acquisition
Eric Eliason.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Ownership
Created by Alaina Jordan when she was enrolled in Eric Eliason's English 391 course in Winter 2003.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn370284936
Type of unit
  • item
  • leaves)
Label
"This had better be good!" : a message about answering machines
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
  • 1
  • (37
Governing access note
Open for public research
Immediate source of acquisition
Eric Eliason.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Ownership
Created by Alaina Jordan when she was enrolled in Eric Eliason's English 391 course in Winter 2003.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn370284936
Type of unit
  • item
  • leaves)

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