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  1. Online Project Collects Sounds of Celebrity

    Wikipedia has launched a project to archive the voices of famous people for posterity. Stephen Fry, Jane Goodall, Dustin Hoffman, Aung San Suu Kyi and Emma Thompson are just some of the celebrities lined up to provide 10-second audio clips that will be attached to their biographical entries. The online encyclopedia’s goal is to add voice to every single biography page with the help of institutions like the BBC, which has already agreed to share its sound archive. Text and pictures are very useful, but there is nothing quite like hearing someone’s voice.

    Source: NPR

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