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Re: [EXTERNAL] [ARSCLIST] Book Review: "Sound Recording" by David L. Morton Jr.

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Clark Johnsen <[log in to unmask]>

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Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 2 Oct 2019 16:10:07 -0400

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In his bio, it says the guy has a PhD in history of technology. Shameful,
or what?

Partly/mostly I’d blame the editor/publisher for (needlessly) rushing to
print. They probably conceived that they needed to fill a gap and so pulled
this hapless fellow in.


On Wed, Oct 2, 2019 at 1:35 PM Gary A. Galo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Thanks for those comments, Ron. I think you were very generous in giving
> it 3 stars on Amazon!
>
> Best,
> Gary
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:
> [log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Ron Roscoe
> Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 12:20 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [EXTERNAL] [ARSCLIST] Book Review: "Sound Recording" by David L.
> Morton Jr.
>
> Folks;
>
>
>
> I started reading Stephanie Bonjack's article "The Importance of LPs in a
> Digital World" in the Fall 2018 ARSC Journal and when I got to the end of
> the
> second paragraph and read that "the LP with its larger diameter" [than the
> 78]
> and  also "the 78 which could only hold up to four minutes per side", I
> wondered
> where she got this incorrect information.  The Endnote cited David L.
> Morton's
> book "Sound Recording, The Life Story of a Technology".
>
>
>
> Folks, this book is full of errors!  The 78 records were issued primarily
> in
> both 10" and 12" diameters, just like LP's are/were!  LPs did not come in a
> larger diameter.  And, I believe the 12" 78 could hold 4.5 minutes per
> side.
>
>
>
> I have written a review of the first ~100 pages of this book on Amazon,
> you can
> read it here:
>
>
> https://www.amazon.com/review/R33PN2EA7AQX1W/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_
> rv0_rv
> <https://www.amazon.com/review/R33PN2EA7AQX1W/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv>
>
>
>
> The 9 major errors I found in the first 100 pages were enough to convince
> me not
> to read further.
>
>
>
> It's really a shame that such a promising book is so full of incorrect
> information.  I hope the author can issue a second edition with more
> attention
> to these problems.
>
>
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Byron [Ron] Roscoe
>
>
>
>
>

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