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  •  Interesting diary, but thank you for: (3+ / 0-)
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    glorificus, Munchkn, dwayne

    "Televisions were just being invented". Indeed, they were, and they were out there, and they had moving parts: mechanical scanners on either end (Nipkow discs and later, drum scanners). However, people did have them. They saw neon-illuminated images with red hues about the size of a postage stamp. But there were plenty of television enthusiasts in the late 20's.

    The other thing people don't know about the 20's: the Edison folks came up with a 12 inch disc that would play for 20 minutes PER SIDE at 80 RPM. 400 TPI, finer than the later microgroove LPs. Lots of interesting things were going on in the 20's, with all of those high taxes and the Republicans in charge.

    All that technological advancement!

    ;

    •  i'm old enough to remember 78 rpm records (2+ / 0-)
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      commonmass, dwayne

      they lasted well into the 50s and my childhood home had dozens of them

      "Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."
      Four More Years! How sweet it is!!!

      by TrueBlueMajority on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 06:09:19 PM PST

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      •  Well, I owe you a Kosmail and email: (1+ / 0-)
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        TrueBlueMajority

        I invited you up for the wedding, and it's on the 15th of June, and I would like you to participate, along with Mother Piccard and others at the Cathedral in Portland.

        At the reception, we'll be recording wedding greetings on wax cylinders on my 1906 Edison machine. Yell loud, but YELL.

        Get in touch, I have much to tell you.

        •  OMG i almost missed this message!!! (0+ / 0-)

          for some reason it did not show up in my response stream last night...

          anyway, CONGRATS!!!

          you know I want to be there, in fact you have no idea how much I would like to be there, but June 15th is my own 56th birthday and I have tentative family plans.

          however, I will consider it, since it will be SO FUN and maybe a great way to spend my birthday anyway!

          "Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."
          Four More Years! How sweet it is!!!

          by TrueBlueMajority on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 09:45:52 AM PST

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