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Could we change the blurb on the home page?

Posted: October 10th, 2019, 6:55 am
by Timothy Ferguson
I mean:

"LibriVox audiobooks are free for anyone to listen to, on their computers, iPods or other mobile device, or to burn onto a CD."

Do people use iPods or CDs anymore?

Re: Could we change the blurb on the home page?

Posted: October 10th, 2019, 7:01 am
by lorda
Timothy Ferguson wrote:
October 10th, 2019, 6:55 am
Do people use iPods or CDs anymore?
Yes, the older generation does (CDs). :mrgreen:

Re: Could we change the blurb on the home page?

Posted: October 10th, 2019, 7:15 am
by DACSoft
Timothy Ferguson wrote:
October 10th, 2019, 6:55 am
Do people use iPods or CDs anymore?
An emphatic ... Yes! I burn similar LV audio books (or series) to CDs (and/or DVDs) for birthday/Christmas gifts for relatives and friends. :D

Re: Could we change the blurb on the home page?

Posted: October 10th, 2019, 7:15 am
by Timothy Ferguson
OK, I stand corrected...

Re: Could we change the blurb on the home page?

Posted: October 10th, 2019, 7:17 am
by Timothy Ferguson
OK, I stand corrected...

Re: Could we change the blurb on the home page?

Posted: October 10th, 2019, 7:28 am
by KevinS
Timothy Ferguson wrote:
October 10th, 2019, 7:15 am
OK, I stand corrected...
When the Zombie Apocalypse occurs and they knock down all the cell phone towers and cut all the Internet lines---that's part of their plan, you know---I'll be locked in my house, equipped with my own generator, and listening to my CDs of Dean Martin.

Re: Could we change the blurb on the home page?

Posted: October 10th, 2019, 7:23 pm
by Algy Pug
Hell - I occasionally listen to cassettes - remember them?

Re: Could we change the blurb on the home page?

Posted: October 10th, 2019, 7:33 pm
by KevinS
Algy Pug wrote:
October 10th, 2019, 7:23 pm
Hell - I occasionally listen to cassettes - remember them?
A friend of mine spent a good deal of money on a superb system system, for its time, and he insisted tape gave the finest sound. Not cassettes, but 3/4 inch (?) tape. He had a turntable, too, but he would wave his hand toward it like it was a lowly thing in comparison.

Re: Could we change the blurb on the home page?

Posted: October 10th, 2019, 7:54 pm
by Algy Pug
The problem with cassettes was that they were very noisy, due to the very slow running speed - 1 and 7/8 inches per second. Bic made a double speed cassette deck which sounded much better, but which never became popular.

The big reel to reel machines used to run at 15 inches per second - a lot of tape got used but the sound quality was superb.

Re: Could we change the blurb on the home page?

Posted: October 10th, 2019, 8:00 pm
by KevinS
One last comment, at least for tonight.

That awful sound of a cassette machine eating one's favorite tape!

Re: Could we change the blurb on the home page?

Posted: October 11th, 2019, 2:29 am
by smike
I listen on my mp3 player. :-D But then, I'm old. :D

Re: Could we change the blurb on the home page?

Posted: October 11th, 2019, 11:12 pm
by k5hsj
Sue Anderson did a great cover for Short Nonfiction Collection Vol 025 that shows my favorite playback device. :D
https://ia801601.us.archive.org/26/items/LibrivoxCdCoverArt15/book_shortnonfictionvol025_1202.pdf

Winston

Re: Could we change the blurb on the home page?

Posted: October 16th, 2019, 3:54 pm
by Sue Anderson
k5hsj wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 11:12 pm
Sue Anderson did a great cover for Short Nonfiction Collection Vol 025 that shows my favorite playback device. :D
https://ia801601.us.archive.org/26/items/LibrivoxCdCoverArt15/book_shortnonfictionvol025_1202.pdf

Winston
The cartoon is from a piece Cori read for that SNF collection: The End of Books by Octave Uzanne: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_End_of_Books. The caption on the original cartoon is "The Author Depositing his Voice at the Patent-Office to Prevent Counterfeiting."

Re: Could we change the blurb on the home page?

Posted: October 16th, 2019, 5:25 pm
by KevinS
Sue Anderson wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 3:54 pm
k5hsj wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 11:12 pm
Sue Anderson did a great cover for Short Nonfiction Collection Vol 025 that shows my favorite playback device. :D
https://ia801601.us.archive.org/26/items/LibrivoxCdCoverArt15/book_shortnonfictionvol025_1202.pdf

Winston
The cartoon is from a piece Cori read for that SNF collection: The End of Books by Octave Uzanne: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_End_of_Books. The caption on the original cartoon is "The Author Depositing his Voice at the Patent-Office to Prevent Counterfeiting."
What foresight the author displayed! Prophetic!