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Language Laboratories and Archives wrote:

> At 11:33 -0500 13/2/06, David Lennick wrote:
> >One of these years I'm going to have to deal with thousands of tapes my dad
> >recorded off radio and TV between 1959 and 1996..much of it dross,
> >but a lot of it containing audio from programs that probably aren't
> >archived anywhere
> >(variety, talk, interviews, panel shows) and I can assure you that he recorded
> >at the slowest speed possible on whatever machine he was using. Much of it was
> >on a Philips at 15/16 ips. Aaaaargh.
> >
> >dl
>
> I know of field linguists who recorded at 15/16 (yuck!) because they
> were limited in the amount of space they had for tapes and wanted to
> be sure that they were able to record as much as possible.
>
> Barbara Need
> Manager (SS4), Computer Support, Archivist
> Language Labs and Archives, University of Chicago

And then there's "cheap". I know I'm going to be grateful that he recorded all this
stuff, once I toss everything that's just off LPs (even LPs played on the air), but
I'm not looking forward to having to deal with it. Things like either Gosden or
Correll (Amos or Andy) on a Canadian panel show denying that they portrayed black
characters (tell me another)....

dl