The Web Is Too Quiet.
Is Sound the Last Frontier in the Information Age?
Arguably, we haven’t seen a lot of innovation in audio online. Video, photography, and the written word have been transformed: Oodles of clever tools let us use them for thinking, talking, analyzing, and cogitating. But this hasn’t happened with sound. Sure, we’ve got endless apps for collecting and listening to music, but nothing for the enormous universe of nonmusical sound.
“The web,” as venture capitalist Fred Wilson has said, “is still too quiet.”