There was a time when if you didn’t know a song you heard on the radio, you couldn’t just glance at the LCD panel on the dashboard or the radio and see the name of the song and the artist. Nor could you click on SoundHound and jam your phone into the speaker for a few seconds while somewhere a digitizer and an algorithm figured things out.

When I was a kid, if I heard a song on the radio and wanted to know about it I had to wait…