Computers — cold, emotionless, unfailingly logical — are not exactly known for being the type to kick back, let their hair down and get in touch with their feelings.
But perhaps we’re doing our trusty machines a disservice, as these videos of computers singing their hearts out to an eclectic range of pop sings shows.
A computer singing “I Will Always Love You”
Martin Backes has created a software system that attempts to apply human sentiments to computerised sounds. The result? A truly unique rendition of the schmaltzy power ballad.
13 floppy disk drives and a hard drive playing “Tainted Love”
Instead of storing data, these floppy disk drives and 3.5-inch hard drive have been hacked to play Soft Cell’s toe-tappingly catchy 1981 smash.
A dot matrix printer performing the Benny Hill theme tune
This 24-pin dot-matrix printer has been doctored to play the Benny Hill theme tune.
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