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By Richard Borreca
Star-Bulletin

Friday, March 12, 1999

Intriguing site has
got your number

Just how cool is your telephone number?

If you changed the numbers into one of the three little letters that each has on the telephone pad, would they spell anything?

To answer that question, go to http://www.phonespell.org/ where a computer will figure out all the permutations of any telephone number.

For instance, if you wanted to call to subscribe to this paper, you would call 538-6397, or JET NEWS. This sort of mnemonic device lets you remember all sorts of unrelated information.

If no real words come up, the program still tries to offer something. So, if you try to call Dave Donnelly at 525-8680, you get "5-blunt-0."



"Home on the Web" is a weekly Friday feature of the Star-Bulletin.
Richard Borreca can be reached by e-mail at rborreca@pixi.com



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