Wed, 27 August 2014
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Ms. Info's mood right now? TOTALLY JAZZED TO SEE KING CRIMSON!
Related to the oldest person alive today, there's an interesting point to be made about the third longest-lived person ever. Her name was Lucy Hannah and she lived from July 16, 1875 to March 21, 1993. Despite her place in the record books as the third oldest person ever, she was never actually the oldest person on earth. That's because the oldest person ever recorded, Jeanne Calment, was born about four months before her (February 21, 1875) and died four years later on August 4, 1997.
Got some ideas of sounds you don't hear anymore: The old credit card machines Car ashtray opening and closing Motorcycle kickstart Payphone coin ding. Did you mention the old style cash registers and the sound of taking coins out of the coin drawer or the metal clips holding the bills down? And don't forget sounds that kids still hear and understand but completely out of context: An olde tyme phone ringing as a ring tone on an iPhone, the record scratching sound
Noises that have left our lives BUT ARE MAKING A COMEBACK! This is almost beyond parody. Across the media landscape traditional newspaper journalists are being edged out by “digital native” journalists who can presumably harness the power of social networks, etc. that older, more experienced (expensive) journalists can’t. This week the publisher of The Times and The Sun have decided to create “energy” in the newsroom by piping in the sound of typewriters. Most of these people have never seen a typewriter except in a museum or possibly their grannies attic! http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/aug/26/manual-typewriter-sounds-at-the-times