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Post by Carolin » January 20th, 2018, 8:13 am

The Romance of Modern Invention by Archibald Williams (1871 - 1934).

This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project https://librivox.org/the-romance-of-modern-invention-by-archibald-williams/
This is a volume of exploration into the newest inventions of the turn of the previous century. Journalist Archibald Williams walks the reader through diverse inventions which were changing the world at just that point in time. ( Carolin)
    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
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    3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
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Post by Carolin » January 20th, 2018, 8:27 am

this is a book in the same series as the polar exploration which weve just wrapped up. i think this one will be fun too!

all readers and a dpl are most welcome!
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Post by silverquill » January 20th, 2018, 8:01 pm

Oh, yes, a fun book.
I'd be glad to be DPL on this one, and for now request just one section, number 2

I'd love to do the first section, but can't really make a commitment for that long of a section right now. I'm sure there'll be a lot of interest in this one.

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Post by Carolin » January 21st, 2018, 12:16 am

Welcome to this project larry! Thank you!
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Post by silverquill » January 21st, 2018, 11:53 am

Ooops, I didn't notice that we had a zero section. What I wanted was Section 1 High-speed Telegraphy. Sorry.

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Post by Carolin » January 21st, 2018, 12:52 pm

There shouldnt have been a 0 section. I fixed the things behind the scenes but i have to drag and drop a section to reorder the numbers. I cant drag and drop on the tablet, could you do that for me larry? Just dragand drop one section out of order and then back to its original position. The sections will reorder, changing section 0 to 1. If you don't like to do that ill do if myself tomorrow or the day after :) thank you!
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Post by silverquill » January 21st, 2018, 7:54 pm

Hey, that's cool. 8-)
Let me know if it doesn't look right.

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Post by sherrilothridge » January 22nd, 2018, 12:42 pm

I would like to do part 10, animated pictures. Looks like a fun project!!

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Post by Carolin » January 24th, 2018, 1:46 pm

Thank you both :thumbs:
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Post by sherrilothridge » January 25th, 2018, 10:01 am


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Post by Carolin » January 27th, 2018, 5:16 am

Thank you :D
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Post by tommack » January 27th, 2018, 11:06 am

A great project!

I'd like to read sections 9 (submarines) and 21 (color photography)

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Post by Carolin » January 30th, 2018, 9:24 am

Great, thanks for claiming :thumbs:
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Post by Steve » February 8th, 2018, 12:41 pm

Hi Carolin

Could I please claim sections:

13 - Solar Motors

20 - Type-setting by Machinery

Thanks

Steve

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Post by silverquill » February 9th, 2018, 2:02 pm

Thanks for our first completed section, Sherri.

PL OK. (some mouse clicks in the closing silence, but not too bad)

What would you like to claim next? :D

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