|Telephone (Wikimedia Commons)|
January 17, 2013. And they're offering a reward of 50K for the winning idea. Whoever comes up a workable solution deserves far more than that, of course, but they will also have the public's undying gratitude. There's a whole set of rules that apply to this contest, but I'll bet it will inspire a lot of geeks to don their thinking caps and see if they can thwart robocalls. Good luck to all of them and may we all be free of these pesky calls someday soon!