Tuesday, July 15, 2008

GrandCentral - Another Layer of Indirection for Your Phone

I'm very impressed with GrandCentral, a service that provides a phone proxy. You get a "virtual phone number" that you can redirect to other phones based on the caller. You can block certain numbers and have other numbers ring you directly or go to voicemail directly.

Reminds me of Butler Lampson's quote:
"All problems in computer science can be solved by another level of indirection"

Another great idea from our friends at Google.

1 comment:

John Mayson said...

I use Grand Central in combination with Gizmo to make free phone calls from my laptop and PDA. It's very handy for conference calls from home because I can use my computer headset which keeps my hands free and that blasted phone antenna away from my skull.

http://www.grandcentral.com/howitworks/gizmo