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Ladies and Gentlemen, The Internet Sings

This may sound like a chorus of goblins, but it’s really the sound of the internet — of two thousand people, each paid to make just one tone, synthesized into a rendition of the song “Daisy Bell.” Why this song? When scientists used a computer to synthesize music for the first time, in 1962, they used “Daisy.” A few years later, Stanley Kubrick used it as the computer Hal‘s death song in 2001. Fitting, then, that in 2009 it should be the theme song of emergent web behavior. [%comments]