A friend of mine told me that where she works a computer started putting out audio of what they had been saying in the office about twenty minutes earlier.
None of them know much about Powerpoint at this time except the name. One of the young women is supposed to learn more about it and was just sort of playing around with it at that time. She can't remember how she got it to do that. They didn't have time, or want to spend much time on it at that time, as their supervisor was around. They thought they wanted to find out more when she goes on her lunch break Wednesday. She happened to be out of the room when this happened. This just happened Friday afternoon.
She is adamant that there is no microphone plugged into that computer. She gets a little pissed if I ask her too many times, "Are you sure there is no microphone plugged into the back of the machine?"
She told me: I am not that dumb. We all looked. It didn't take much to see there was no microphone. It played my voice clear as a bell and I was on the other side of the room at the time. We stopped talking and made quiet shushing sounds and gestures for awhile.
I never did think of her as a young woman who makes things up. If she was going to make something up, it would be about who is pregnant by whom; or that kind of stuff. Not computer stuff. I want to believe her, but I don't know what to make of it. I told her there has to be a microphone inside the computer.
There has to be a microphone. But she doesn't want to take the cover off of that machine at work. Also if someone is recording them, why would the audio be available to apparently anyone who sits down at the machine? I can see that the girl who was messing with it could have started it recording, but where is the microphone? Do some of these office type computers have built in microphones? (she thinks its a Bell, or something like that
She knows it is not a Mac like they had at school)
Now she's got me paranoid. Does my computer have a microphone?
Also you can see that I know squat about Powerpoint.
What do you think? Help me out here.