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The 'Harvard Sentences' Secretly Shaped The Development Of Audio Tech
During World War II, the boiler room under Harvard's Memorial Hall was turned into a secretive wartime research lab. Here, volunteers were subjected to hours of noise as scientists tested military communications systems. Out of this came the Harvard sentences, a set of standardised phrases still widely used to test everything from mobile phones to VoIP.
telephony  radio  English  language  history  audio 
april 2018 by ahall
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