I love all this thread. Our ham conversations are supposed to be of such general information that listening to any on-air qso shouldn't be a problem. As a primary grade school kid, I listened to Doctor Dembinski's BC radio to ham band converter that he kept in his car while my dad worked on his car. It was by permission and then I would wash, sometimes wax his car to show appreciation. If I could have tail-ended those ssb qsos then, you bet I would have. Nowadays, I'm trying to up my copy speed by using fast qsos as practice copy. I have been known to tail-end, simply to say thanks for the privilege of listening. The more things change, the more they stay the same. I also love the internet, but it's possible to really enjoy ham radio believe it or not, without a computer on, or even a smart phone. Imagine that!