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> What is the status of material of this nature now? I expect that most ARSC
> members are swamped with similar material. Is anyone systematically trying
to
> archive it?  With the vast amount of commercial material to be maintained,
is
> there any room in cyberspace for such trivia?
The point is, if there isn't there should be! Although less enjoyable to
listen
to, it might well be more important to future historians than another copy
of a
pop hit (or of the head-of-the-government's speeches, which are probably
preserved
many times over in various forms!) When I run across an old newpaper, I
always
find the local stories, and even the ads (and want ads) more interesting,
both
personally and in a historian's sense, than the front-page headline stories
which are in countless other newspapers and in histories of the era. We can
find countless books that inform us that King Hooflungdung of Whatsylvania
was
crowned on August 34, 170-whenever...but what me may want to know is how his
subjects survived, what they ate for dinner, what games their children
played...
...stevenc