As the first act of DIE MEISTERSINGER lasts slightly longer than ninety
minutes but doesn't seem a bit too long in a good performance, I cannot
agree with your estimate except insofar as it might be influenced by the
quality of chairs we get to sit on at our conferences.
On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 5:16 AM, Don Cox <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On 15/10/2012, Dennis Rooney wrote:
> > Dear Tom,
> > I'm inclined to agree with you; however, my experience with ARSC-ies
> > is that they are not a particularly technically-savvy lot, although
> > more and more computer mavens seem to post to this list and we do have
> > a Technical Committee. That feeling has certainly been reinforced by
> > the often comically ignorant queries that have been posted so
> > frequently in recent months.
> > The genesis of electrical recording, presented in a detailed overview
> > with appropriate technical, patent and legal exhibits, and of course
> > with plentiful audio examples, would in my opinion be a great
> > presentation, just one not possible to cover in 35 minutes. To even
> > approach treating the subject properly, an hour would be a minimum
> > time and ninety minutes would be better. That sounds like a workshop,
> > except that it's not a how-to subject. "Too AES-y" would probably be
> > the response of the current worthies on the Program Committee. A
> > grass-roots contradiction of my thesis would be heartening. We'll see.
> Ninety minutes would be a two-part presentation.
> No single talk should be longer than 45 minutes. People just cannot pay
> attention for that long.
> Don Cox
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