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Home Depot

February 14, 2010

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I’ve been to a magical place!  I mean … I’ve been there before, but this time it really impressed me.  Home Depot had everything I was looking for. I can see why the foil tape would work so well.  When I unwrapped it there were indentations on it from the imperfections in the shrink wrap […]

Phonograph Materials

February 9, 2010

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In trying to gather up the materials I’ll need to build my phonograph, I have come to the conclusion that I’m way more likely to end up with a working phonograph if I follow these instructions: http://www.christerhamp.se/phono/matteson.html.  That means I’ll be trying for a tinfoil (or something similar) cylinder, not a wax one. Things I’ll […]

An Excursion to the 19th Century

February 4, 2010

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Starting this blog in the paleolithic era was almost an afterthought.  In retrospect, I’m glad because the questions I’m examining here are very important and will become a point of reference for the entire project.  Questions like, “What is technology,” and, “What are human beings in the first place?”  Nevertheless, it has gone kind of […]