Weren't lucky enough to be among the live audience for Barry Buchwalter's recent inspiring lecture on loudness? Not a problem. Organisers from The Onion have kindly put this clip online, so we too can share in his high-volume wisdom.
Want a taster? "This generation will be 10 times louder than their grandparents. If George Washington were alive today, we wouldn't be able to hear him." Certainly makes you think, doesn't it?
This is the second in the new TED Talks spoof, 'The Onion Talks' - following on from Cameron Hughes's thought-provoking insight into compost-fuelled cars.
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