Tekniska Museet
100 Innovations - Tekniska museet

An exhibition at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm, 2012 – 2018



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Detail of an mp-3 player from 2004, sold by Jens of Sweden. TM45254. Photo: Anna Gerdén.


Apple’s mp3-player Ipod Classic was introduced in 2001. Photo: Ellinor Algin.

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A vinyl music collection can take up an entire living room. The same collection today can be compressed into mp3 format and fit into your pocket. This means that large amounts of music can now be distributed over the Internet quickly and easily and stored and played on smaller and smaller music players.

The most common format for this type of compression is called mp3. The format uses an algorithm for destructive compression of sound. This means that some of the sound is stripped away without us perceiving a difference. Mp3 as a standard was developed between 1987 and 1991 by researchers at AT&T-Bell Labs in the USA and the German Fraunhofer Institute.

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