[NTLK] Old Technologies

Ed Kummel tech_ed at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 19 23:55:56 EST 2010

Forget about the record player "eating" records...Think about what the heat in an enclosed car did to the record! On a summer day here on the east coast, you would have ended up with puddles of black goo in the front seat!
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By Richard Feynman, Physicist, Nobel winner (1918-1988)

"There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers."

--- On Fri, 2/19/10, Lord Groundhog <LordGroundhog at gmail.com> wrote:

From: Lord Groundhog <LordGroundhog at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [NTLK] Old Technologies
To: "newtontalk at newtontalk.net" <newtontalk at newtontalk.net>
Date: Friday, February 19, 2010, 7:43 PM

~~~ On 2010/02/20 00:26, Dennis B. Swaney at romad at aol.com wrote ~~~

> Anyone remember 45 players for cars? Talk about skipping!

We couldn't afford one because they were expensive, but famously, Muhammad
Ali had one.  And a rich acquaintance of mine had one in his car briefly.
He got rid of it, complaining that it ate his records.  When 8-tracks came
out, he was the first guy I knew who got one.


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