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Desc:Strap in, this is kind of a wild ride
Category:Science & Technology, Educational
Tags:Love, paper, IQ, flat earth, Techmoan
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15th - 2018-04-18
Stars for the other 47 points.
Boomer The Dog - 2018-04-18
I never saw the full page paper recording format, but we had a system with paper cards with a magnetic strip at the bottom, and a word or phrase to learn printed above it.

You'd put the card into a slot on the player, and it would be gripped and slide across, the strip would be played back, while you read the word or phrase. It was maybe 5 seconds, time enough for a phrase or simple sentence.

This is great stuff all around, the 'institutional' audio fidelity and tone, reading style of the narrators, and the high quality equipment. It's a whole aesthetic that doesn't exist any longer.

It might sound like an amplified See-N-Say, but it was high quality in the 1970s, and might have 5 inch oval speakers and 5 watt amplifiers in it, enough for loud sound in a classroom.

jfcaron_ca - 2018-04-18
TechMoan definitely reviewed the card-with-magnetic-stripe system (or something like it) in one of his earlier videos.

Boomer The Dog - 2018-04-20
Thanks, I'll look for it, haven't thought about that device for a long time, but used it in elementary school. I think the tape was just quarter inch tape glued to the card, way less complicated, and cool, than the Sound Page.

Boomer The Dog - 2018-04-21
The one from my class was something like the Bell and Howell version on this page.

http://historysdumpster.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-bell-howell-l anguage-master.html

The cards seemed to be very much the same, long and with the strip at the bottom like that, but the machine is not like I remember it at all. I thought my class had the powder blue, with white like 3M would use and heavy metal trim, not cheap and plastic looking like the Bell Howell, and with fewer controls.

I couldn't find the one in Techmoan's videos, but he has too many.


Maggot Brain - 2018-04-18
all my stars for the text at 5:00
Ugh - 2018-04-18
an aroused decree of "same"

Sudan no1 - 2018-04-18
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