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Rob Spiegel
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Re: Psychoanalysis shows Freudian tendencies
Rob Spiegel   6/11/2013 9:53:04 PM
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One psychologist postulated that a woman's voice is more accepted in consumer products because as kids, it was easier to take instruction from mom than it was taking instruction from dad.

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Re: Psychoanalysis shows Freudian tendencies
Charles Murray   6/19/2013 9:34:04 PM
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Consider voice mail systems, Rob. Virtually every voice mail system uses a woman's voice (many times, it seems to be the same woman). I've never heard a male voice on voice mail.

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Re: Psychoanalysis shows Freudian tendencies
Rob Spiegel   6/25/2013 12:53:28 PM
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You're right, Chuck. The only male computer voice that I remember with any clarity is HAL from 2001 A Space Odyssey. We all know how that turned out.

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