Hearing Roger Ebert's voice for the first time in nearly four years? Now that's a development we give two thumbs up.
Eight years after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer and four years after losing his voice (and weekly movie review show), the Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Sun-Times critic appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show today to debut the fruit of some Scottish computer programmers' labor, a voice that actually sounds like him.
Programmers from CereProc analyzed Ebert's voice from his numerous DVD commentaries and former show, allowing the still-prolific film critic to not only speak his mind, but speak it in his own voice.
It's admittedly not perfect, but it's getting there.