Brave old world

July 6, 2007

Amid the excitement over the iPhone handset, Dundee University is offering a new perspective on those pre-internet days with a collection of forgotten communication and entertainment media from the dawn of the 20th century. Visit www.idl.dundee.ac.uk/moli/index.php  and marvel at precursors of Napster and the iPod, such as the 1950s-era Zenith Radio Hat (international radio stations inside your bowler) and the Acoustograph of the 1920s, which allowed tunes to be requested down the telegraph wire.

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