PL Notes 17 Individualism vs. Socialism
Well read, Darryl, gotta say I envy the Brittish accent. Great job on your first file. Hope you read a lot for LV.
Love the tortoise and hare analogy!
You asked for crits/comments, so here goes:
This section is difficult in a few ways. First there are lot of quotes to deal with, some of which can be ignored and others I think need the verbal cues.
Second, whoever scanned this book sometimes did not press down hard enough, resulting in the first letter of the lines on a page to be cut off. This makes it tough on us occasionally to cipher the words (actually not that often). One method is to find another copy in a different format, but I couldn't find one. The other is the "best guess" method.
That said, let me list my PL Notes, then share my thoughts on these difficulties.
Please decrease lead silence to 1 second.
2:23 Missing sentence: "Number Three is only Adam Smith's doctrine in different words."
3:25 - 3:32 Mr. McDonald is quoted in the midst of Carnegie's speech, but without the quote/end quote, you can't tell that. Tho I avoid them where possible, this is one of those instances where q/eq is vital.
7:11 as also do some of the colonies, you say always
9:25 "Socialism has no place in these lands.", is not part of the inscription on the Prince of Peace pedestal, but without the quote/endquote, it sounds like it is. Because the statue is world famous, this is one of those instances where q/eq is essential.
14:05 All could be treated alike, you say created (the left side of the t is cut off, but treated makes more sense than created.
This chapter is a difficult one to figure out how to handle the frequent McDonald quotes. For example, at
1:39 The numbered list ends and Carnegie begins to speak, but that is hard to tell without the "end quote" OR a long pause.
I listened to the rest of the piece marveling at the number of quote/end quotes, and glad I hadn't chosen this section! Just kidding, it happens all the time in lots of books. I sometimes record them in, then edit them out upon final PL. Easier to cut out than add in.
So that's it. If you need help with editing, let me know. Lots of tips and tricks in the Librivox Videos, too. C X and Z keystrokes are particularly important.
Michele Fry, CC
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