Thursday, September 18, 2008

CD That Plays Different Song Every Time You Play

...and no, I'm not talking about the iTunes "random" button.

From The Wire (UK Magazine, not Baltimore PD show):

[Tim] Hodgkinson met software designer Andy Wilson. Together they investigated ways to locate a selection of sound files within different contexts and to use them in different that repeated plays produce a stream of previously unheard music.

Yes, that's right. Every time you play the CD, it plays different parts of the same track.

This reminds me of The Finder: Talisman, by Carla Speed McNeil, in which the content of a book changes every time you read it. But of course, that was sci-fi, if really friggin' awesome sci-fi.

In the case of this CD, the future is now!

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