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by 'Anil' Radhakrishna
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Phone number to word - mnemonic generator

Phone numbers like strong passwords (enforced by systems like online banks) are typically beyond 8 digits (in most countries) and hard to remember - unless you are using some kind of mnemonics.

Interestingly, there is a phone number to word/phrase generator online that splits a phone number into a single or multiple words. This works on the fact that on most phone handsets, numbers have alphabets A-Z mapped to them.

Kevin Meltzer, has a Perl script to Mnemonic Phone Numbers.

Crucial to the effectiveness of the mnemoics generator is a dictionary (or collection of various dictionaries on slang, brand names etc) that can convert a number to a convenient memorizable word or phrase or set of words.

I look forward to writing my own program/web service sometime that converts a number to a easy to remember word or set of words & I welcome feedback/ideas related to this.

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