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From: "Watsky, Lance" <[log in to unmask]>
> Thought everyone should know that there is a company that is selling
"clippings" of Elvis 2" master tapes. They are cutting the tapes into little
chunks and selling them with a numbered certificate!
> According to the website, the folks at Mastertape believe that what they
are doing is audio preservation. They actually stated in their ad that
"Tapes from that era are fragile and are ultimately vulnerable to
deterioration regardless of efforts taken to protect them".
And, of course, since you can't PLAY these (at 15 ips, a 6-inch chunk would
run 2/5 of a second
if you spliced it into blank 2" tape!) you don't know if you're buying a
chunk of an Elvis master
or a chunk of the June, 1989 State Farm policyholder list on 2" data tape!
Steven C. Barr
(who is torn between quoting P. T. Barnum and H. L. Mencken...)