Wednesday, December 14, 2011
I've been offline too much. Too much schoolwork and elder care issues and just regular work. I need 2 maids!
I've been catching up with my magazine reading and found two interesting items in the Smithsonian Magazine.
The Top Ten Books Lost To Time - these books have been mentioned in other works or diaries, but they can't be found. If you run into them, you will be famous! The authors are many-unknown-but-inspired-by-God writers (including an Arctic explorer monk) Homer, Jane Austen, Sylvia Plath, Thomas Hardy, William Shakespeare, Herman Melville, Robert Lewis Stevenson, and Ernest Hemingway.
The Museum of American History has experimental sound recordings that Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, and Emile Berliner made. However, there is no machine to play these voices.
The Museum and the Library of Congress joined forces to recover the audio. Hear a test batch of recordings by Bell and his associates.