Originally Posted by jmwking
For you youngsters, back in the dark ages voice mail used something called an "answering machine", a machine which almost invariably used some sort of cassette or micro-cassette to record messages. The cassettes are long gone but the icon lives on, much as we still "dial" phone numbers.
(You kids! Get off my lawn!)
True -- and too bad even Apple did not come up with some new cool/weird looking icon