This is just purty

Math Trek: The Grammy in Mathematics, Science News Online, Feb. 9, 2008:

Guthrie’s daughter Nora eventually figured out that the suspicious package wasn’t a bomb, but rather a recording of her father on a device that predated magnetic tape. After a year of searching, she managed to track down someone with the equipment to play it.

And even I can recognize the ifference in sound quality between before and after. (We’re used to listening to such crappy reproductions in such noisy environments that a lot of music has become symbolic rather than actual, but there’s still a little bit of reality that gets through.)

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