Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
A Federal Trade Commission proposal likely going into effect in January will prohibit telemarketers from making "robo calls" to any customer -- unless a customer gives written permission to do so.
It is impossible to tell if this is a long-planned development, a product of Barack Obama getting serious, or a result of Mother Jones' strenuous coverage of the issue. I think we all know the answer.