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Sunday, June 11, 2006


This article on the front page of the Times is a fascinating look at cellphone rings pitched so high only children (and presumably dogs) and dogs can hear. The new signaling, to the youth, of the forbidden text. Strange, very strange indeed.


Blogger Quinn Skylark said...

On that same note (HA!), here's an interesting bit about using sounds that only kids can hear to keep them from hanging out and causing trouble in places where they're not wanted...with sound files!


5:40 AM  
Blogger Hucbald said...

Just a point: There are no such things as "frequencies only a child can hear." True, most adults do not have perfect 20Hz-20KHz hearing, but some do (Me, for instance, and I'm almost 50 years old). In a room with twenty kids and ten adults, at least one of the adults will have the auditory acuity to hear the "for kids only" ring tone.

As you were.

12:01 AM  
Anonymous rolf said...

At 38, I'm curious if I can still hear it!!
In my previous career, I programmed ringer tones for Philips. The high tones were the only one to come out of the Piezzo-element (buzzer) with enough volume to hear........


Rolf den Otter
Researcher Sound design, Tu-Delft,
(my hobby LP->MP3 website)

4:15 AM  

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