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It was a sonorous synthesis of computer science, musical innovation and some of the best kind of product placement imaginable when Stanford University professor Ge Wang convened the Stanford Mobile Phone Orchestra on Thursday. Here we have a group of people who have figured out how to play compositions including Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" (performed near the end of this YouTube clip) on their smartphones.

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Thanks to the magic of the Internet, we can do all sorts of things we couldn't before, like post countless reaction videos to others' reaction videos on YouTube! However, some enterprising and musically inclined types found a more productive use of the medium and took their act all the way to Carnegie Hall.

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