Originally Posted by vinmontRD
Yes -- it's used to indicate voicemail -- but this is because original telephone message recorders used to use magnetic tape to record messages...and old "Dictaphones" used mag tape as well. Magnetic tape dominated the technology used for audio recording for MANY years.
My dad used a brand name Dictaphone years ago. I think it had some kind of tape loop thing in it that would hold X amount of recording and the transcriptionist would take the unit, listen/transcribe, and then he'd record over it again. Heck, I still use a little microcassette recorder for my office dictations that she puts into a unit controlled by a foot pedal to transcribe. I now realize the icon I asked about is VM, it's just so much smaller than the one one my Pearl was. Maybe I need stronger glasses?