I truly value your contribution to this list and your long-standing knowledge of recorded history, and I have enjoyed reading your posts for years. I felt as the last paragraph in your post was somewhat off topic and that prompted my post.
In retrospect it was most likely a knee-jerk response, because to this day I still can't understand all of the reasoning/ logic (or lack of therein) and other motives that created these recordings - it simply baffles my mind (and even though I'm old, I wasn't old enough to vote for Nixon, so there is no love lost...).
I too know several individuals involved with the playback/ recovery of the Nixon tapes and find the work (and their work environment) a case study in archival education.
My sincere apologies to you, I had no idea that you also played a hand in the recording/ playback/ restoration of these tapes. As they begin to come to light in the Nixon Library, I'm hugely interested in what is presented to the public.
On Jan 12, 2011, at 3:10 PM, Michael Biel wrote:
> On 1/12/2011 2:23 PM, George Brock-Nannestad wrote:
>> From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad
>> beauty is in the eye of the beholder as is the experience of politically
>> loaded information.
>> Mike mentioned these tapes, because they are some of the technically best
>> documented in modern history. This is pure documentation, and no mention of
>> the need to obtain it.
>> Kind regards,
> Thank you, George. John, I RESENT your implication that there was ANYTHING political in my mentioning the Nixon tapes because a close friend designed and installed the replay equipment used on these tapes, I have seen that set-up (George might have been there too), a number of other friends of mine have been involved over the years in the technical analysis of the tapes AND SOME OF THEM ARE ON THIS LIST.
> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]
>> John Spencer wrote (why?):
>>> Perhaps you could google for an answer to your question below without
>>> inserting a political slant to the list-serve that has nothing to do with
>>> what the original question was posed about?
>>> John Spencer
>>> On Jan 12, 2011, at 12:31 PM, Michael Biel wrote:
>>>> Did the Nixon White House tapes use it?