Relics: Dictators among us (Dictaphone) — 2 Comments

  1. Neff is confessing, really, into the machine — how he did it. A great beginning to a great movie.

    I’m amused to see that the person you linked to borrowed my Mike Hammer screenshot (without a link).

    I don’t think I ever got to see a person dictating on the street. Seeing someone from a distance who’s talking handsfree on a Bluetooth device is still unnerving to me. Before the device becomes obvious, I always think crazy person.

    • I saw Double Indemnity in a film noir class led by Roger Ebert 30 years ago and don’t remember much (except thinking, “Wait! Isn’t he the dad on My Three Sons? How could he do this?” I knew he wasn’t caught that way, but still think it’s good advice not to leave a recording. 🙂

      Didn’t know about the screen shot. Also found a website devoted to early office products.

      I used to see a lot of people dictating and am surprised that you can still buy a machine. I wonder how many people are left who know stenography (at my old office in the 1990s there was one).

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