[Fwd: NPR's sounds archive - fascinating!]

David Rogers dvrogers@bellatlantic.net
Sun, 25 Apr 1999 10:50:03 -0400

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Subject: NPR's sounds archive -
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 1999 08:47:45 -0400
From: Dick Rucker <rrucker@clark.net>
To: rrucker@clark.net (Dick Rucker,

Want to hear some of the "lost sounds of
the 20th century"?, such as:

  - Alexander Graham Bell's assistant
Watson tell the story of the
    first words spoken over a telephone
and why it was an emergency call?

  - Why we answer the telephone with the
greeting "Hello"?

  - The fascination that Morse code had
for young boys growing up
     earlier in this century?

  - New Yorkers and their curious
dialects of English

For some fascinating listening, sample