I was on the east coast of the US last week and spent a very pleasant day at the Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise conference in Philadelphia. As a native of the city is always great to go back. During my all too brief time in the city I spoke at the conference, met with a couple of developers, and had time for a cheese steak at Sonny's Famous Steaks in Old City.
While at the conference I heard about a really cool and unique use for the Mechanical Turk and I just had to share it with you!
You can choose from a number of well known tunes:
Then you enter your message:
You then pay for your croon using Amazon Payments and wait for an email message to indicate that it is ready!
A Mechanical Turk HIT (Human Intelligence Task) is created and your croon will be created within a half-day or so (actually, mine took just 36 minutes):
The finished croon is stored in Amazon S3 and can be played directly. Here's mine!
Is that cool, or what?