There Is No Cat

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Monday, June 10, 2002

A sculpture of sound

Public radio's Sonic Memorial Project site has an interesting collection of items about the World Trade Center and the neighborhood it replaced. The page on Radio Row is interesting. I wish I could have seen it in the day, but it was torn down well before I moved to New Jersey. They haven't yet linked to the audio of the story about it that aired on All Things Considered. There's an article about the Sonic Memorial Project on the site of Current, the trade magazine for public radio professionals. I have a hard time thinking about the World Trade Center; it's a little easier to hear about the neighborhood that was there before it.

Posted at 11:36 AM

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"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."

- Albert Einstein, explaining radio


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