The Internet has killed voicemail.
I hardly ever get voicemail messages anymore. If someone wants to reach me and can’t get me by phone, they’ll send an email, or a text.
In the last month, I have had zero work-related voicemails. Zero. Ten years ago, there would have been several dozen voicemails each day. That’s when I was working as a staff technology writer in the midst of the dot-com boom, and public relations folks were scrambling for any bit of coverage they could get.