Saturday, November 22, 2008

Odiogo: listen to this blog

I have hired the former spokesman for the White House to record the audio version of all 2,600 postings on this blog, The Reference Frame. With his authentic English that your humble correspondent could never achieve, you may currently enjoy hundreds of hours of high-quality podcasts.

For example, you may wait for 20 seconds or so, until the "listen" button appears right below the title of this post, or any other post, for that matter. As soon as you click the button, you will be able to listen to these very sentences. You may also download all these texts as MP3 files either from a special page or a new audio-powered feed. If you want to check an MP3 file by one click, you may try this URL.

The speaker should have no problems to talk about string theory, the landscape, F-theory compactifications, fuzzballs, those 0.6 °C of warming in the 20th century, the Czech politicians, or many other things. Oh yeah: I wanted to test how he pronounces my name, Luboš Motl or Lubos Motl. Or do I have to spell it Loo Bosch Maw-tuhl to get the desired result? No, I don't. It was pronounced very well even when the template was written in Czech.

If it works well enough, I will also add the option to the HaloScan fast comment threads, so that the spokesman will also articulate the opinions of Rae Ann, Gene Day, and yourself. We report, you decide.

And that's the memo.

P.S.: I learned about Odiogo while browsing the information about Mathematica 7. But later I learned that Cynthia was recommending me the gadget already in March 2008.

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