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[Low Tech/High Tech] A.G. Bell's Voice

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by rimrocker, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. rimrocker

    rimrocker Contributing Member

    Dec 22, 1999
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    Cool story about today's technology helping us hear Alexander Graham Bell's recording from 1885. Go to the link to hear the recording.

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  2. Xerobull

    Xerobull You son of a b!tch! I'm in!

    Jun 18, 2003
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    Amazing. I'd read about being able to retrieve audio from old vinyl, but this is a whole different level.
  3. Dr of Dunk

    Dr of Dunk Clutch Crew

    Aug 27, 1999
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    I remember when they first released those recordings a couple of years ago, it just blew my mind. So damn cool. And now to hear A. G. Bell's voice is incredible. What's sad is the part about his granddaughter telling the reporter Bell sounded like him. She passed away just 6-7 years ago. It would've been nice to let her hear grandfather's voice again.

    Here's a 2011 article with a video showing how they pulled the info from the ancient media :


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  4. seclusion

    seclusion rip chadwick

    Feb 20, 2003
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    That's awesome. =)

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