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Can you hear me now?…

The Telemegaphone Dale is a seven-meter “loudspeaker sculpture” that sits atop Bergskletten mountain overlooking the Dalsfjord in Western Norway.  When one calls its phone number (+4790369389), one’s voice is projected out across the fjord, the valley and the village of Dale below.

The Telemegaphone’s creators, Unsworn Industries, are based miles and miles away, in Sweden.  The people of Dale are apparently working on a jamming mechanism.

As we rehearse our yodels
, we might recall that it was on this date in 1958 that Vladimir Nabokov’s already-controversial novel Lolita was published in the USA; it had been published (in English) in Paris three years earlier.

first edition (Olympia Press, Paris, 1955)

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August 18, 2008 at 1:01 am

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