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How to Wreck a Nice Beach

Dave Tompkins

The history of the vocoder: how the Pentagon's speech scrambling weapon transformed into the robot voice of pop music. Now in full color, with 16 new pages.

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How to Wreck a Nice Beach

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 6th, 1pm

Dave Tompkins speaks at John Hopkins University

Applied Physics Lab
Laurel, Maryland

Dave Tompkins will join a panel of encryption experts at the Cryptologic History Symposium ("Cryptology in War and Peace: Crisis Points in History") to discuss the military history of the vocoder.

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