Sunday, July 17, 2005

Ten years old today - a revolution in a decade!

gizmag Article: Ten years old today - a revolution in a decade!
July 14, 2005 Today is the tenth birthday of the MP3 – the file format that has become part of the universal language was named on this day, July 14th, 1995 by researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS. The audio team at Fraunhofer decided to use “.mp3” as the file name extension for their new audio coding technology (replacing “.bit”) following an internal poll and soon MP3 became the generally accepted acronym for the ISO standard IS 11172-3 “MPEG Audio Layer 3“.

Happy Birthday Mp3! Well, not today, but it was Thursday. Of course, the impact of this 10 year old technology is staggering. The only other tech invention to have that kind of impact in 10 years is the Web itself. I wonder what kind of impact bit torrent will have by its 10th anniversary?


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