I have often wondered if modern technology might recover some of the lost
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] 15/16 Recording Speed
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
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
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
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?