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Wow! Thanks for this.When I saw your subject line, I thought here’s another thing I should read. But what you say here means I don’t need to go get it!

I wonder, does the author not know that there exist 16” transcription records, both 78 and 33.3? Sounds as though she both didn’t do her due diligance, and didn’t live thru the eras she expounds on…like some of us here!

It would be a service to the future if you could make the author aware of the errors…

Thanks,
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Lou Judson
Intuitive Audio
415-883-2689

> On Oct 2, 2019, at 9:19 AM, Ron Roscoe <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Folks;
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> I started reading Stephanie Bonjack's article "The Importance of LPs in a
> Digital World" in the Fall 2018 ARSC Journal and when I got to the end of the
> second paragraph and read that "the LP with its larger diameter" [than the 78]
> and  also "the 78 which could only hold up to four minutes per side", I wondered
> where she got this incorrect information.  The Endnote cited David L. Morton's
> book "Sound Recording, The Life Story of a Technology".
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> Folks, this book is full of errors!  The 78 records were issued primarily in
> both 10" and 12" diameters, just like LP's are/were!  LPs did not come in a
> larger diameter.  And, I believe the 12" 78 could hold 4.5 minutes per side.
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> I have written a review of the first ~100 pages of this book on Amazon, you can
> read it here:
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> https://www.amazon.com/review/R33PN2EA7AQX1W/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_
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> The 9 major errors I found in the first 100 pages were enough to convince me not
> to read further.
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> It's really a shame that such a promising book is so full of incorrect
> information.  I hope the author can issue a second edition with more attention
> to these problems.
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> Sincerely,
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> Byron [Ron] Roscoe
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