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by Megan Garber, The Atlantic
Over the course of centuries, our notions of sound and noise have changed dramatically, and technology has played a large part in that. Through the lens of a Bourbon Street uproar and the history of ordinances, The Atlantic's Megan Garber hashes out the transformation. There's a look at how municipalities might design urban areas to cater to the public's varied sonic sensibilities and how appliances are built to sound a certain way when in use.