odds & sods

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In The Long, Long Ago :: Kids and Teens React to Old Tech

My own child is too young to properly remind me that I’m approaching middle age so I turn to YouTube to fill the void. Here are some of my favourites from the amusing Kids/Teens React Series.


There is also an ‘Elders React’ series but it’s usually either too predictable (old white guys hate rap) or too unbelievable (former 1960s adolescents shocked by twerking) to be amusing. However, I did enjoy watching elderly people play Grand Theft Auto 5.




The Museum of Endangered Sounds

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Brendan Chilcutt has created an online archive of endangered sounds. If you’re trying to remember what Pac-Mac or a dial-up modem sounds like this is the place.¬† Ultimately Chilcutt wants to develop a markup language to reinterpret the sounds as a binary composition which has interesting possibilities for composers and sounds artists.