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Thomas Dolby's new memoir reflects on unique career in music, technology

Thomas Dolby's new memoir reflects on unique career in music, technology

With a book deal in place, Thomas Dolby went digging through his personal archives of diaries, PalmPilots and yellow notepads. The exercise was enlightening, and even a bit frustrating for the now 57-year-old Johns Hopkins University professor.

"What was kind of charming about reading this stuff that was written by my younger self was, you're going, 'No! Don't do it! Don't trust him. Why didn't you see that?'" said Dolby, seated in his favorite Fells Point coffee shop last week.

The vividly detailed anecdotes helped form "The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers Between Music and Technology," his autobiography released Tuesday. Published by Flatiron Books,...

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