New Yorker: Sasha Frere-Jones on Mic In Tracks


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“Back in the Victorian age of the Web, some people were sharing private moments with the world without knowing it.” The curious phenomenon of accidentally recorded audio tracks that migrated onto the Web via early file-sharing services, and their resurgence. The Internet still seems so young that it’s fascinating to consider that in a little more than a decade it’s already accreted hidden lore like this.