Chris Riebeschlager is a personal hero of mine:

I remember having this conversation when I was about 14… in 1992. The olden days. $1/gallon gas days.

Boy: “This Telnet chat is cool.”

Me: “Totally.”

Boy: “But what if we had a computer with a really good sound card and a microphone. Then what if we had a really fast internet connection that could handle sending audio. Then you could actually TALK to the person on the other end. They’d just have to have a speaker and a microphone too.”

Me: “So… you’d have a telephone.”