Wikipedia wants readers to hear voices
January 30 , 2014
Digital media will enable our future generations to hear voices of all the notable personalities today. Wikipedia wants to give everyone the same treatment by adding audio clips of the subjects talked about in the texts.
The Wikipedia Voice Intro Project (WikiVIP) will ask people to upload clips about 10 seconds long so readers "know what they sound like and how to correctly pronounce their names."
Actor and writer Stephen Fry is one of the first notable people to lend his voice. "Hello. My name is Stephen Fry. I was born in London, and I've been in the entertainment business since, well, I suppose about 1981," his recording says.