wombat_socho (wombat_socho) wrote,
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For my friend Mark...

...who deals with this kind of thing every day.

A wizard's words finally set free -- Page 1 -- Times Union - Albany NY:
The unlikely resurrection story began when archivist Chris Hunter grew curious about 13 undocumented film canisters tucked away on a bottom shelf among 5 million items in the basement archives of the Schenectady Museum & Suits-Bueche Planetarium.

Hunter had no idea what they contained, aside from a few vague jottings that indicated they involved radio programs from the 1920s.

There was an even bigger obstacle to solving the mystery. He had no machine that could play them.

He might as well have been looking at ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. The canisters were not going to give up easily their mute secrets.


RTWT, and think for a minute about all the history locked up in analog media that we have no way to play back any more.

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