Metaswitch VP of Operations, Ben Miller, called eminent historian and anthropologist Simon Sharma to discuss the vital role of voice in the development of global civilization.

SS: Hello?

BM: Hi Simon, it’s Ben.

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SS: Aah yes. You want to know about the portents of Joyce.

BM: Sorry no, er… We were going to have a chat about the importance of voice?

SS: Oh dear. Never mind, let’s give that a crack instead.

BM: Was voice important to people before the invention of the telephone?

SS: Very probably, yes. Without almost any shadow of a doubt. Shakespeare was a big fan. What’s that line in Hamlet? ‘Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.’? Big on voice, but bigger on ears.” read the rest here:

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