I Didn't Even Know That That's What That Was

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1105 NPR had a great story on Morning Edition about the history of the Vocoder. A new book has been written that describes its origin, it’s eventual adaptation into a musical instrument, and it’s current use, influence, and overall legacy. I was fascinated – I didn’t even know that that’s what that sound was.