I have often wondered if modern technology might recover some of the lost


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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. 

Best regards,

John Spencer

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
>> Hello,
>> 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,
>> George
> 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
> 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?