Now why should that be strange?
Just why a computer connected to the internet while a phone is ringing
at the same time in the same apartment should be considered strange is
a bit of a puzzlement in itself. Not many years ago very few people saw
any connection whatsoever between a phone and a computer, and it seems
as though in the not very distant future we won't see one as well. At present,
however, the vast majority of internet connections are via phone lines,
and even with the proliferation of multi-phone households (not including,
of course cellulars) we still tend to hear people comment: "You must have
been surfing the internet last night. I tried to reach you but the phone
was constantly busy." (I don't have statistics on this, but it would seem
that having a teenager in the house ceased being the main reason for a
second phone line long ago.) For the time-being, computers and phones go
together like ... well, like music and vinyl?