I’ve been tagged by my friend Denise from the Family Matters blog. My task is to open up a book I’m reading to page 161 and share the 6th sentence. Then I need to tag five more bloggers to continue the meme.
I’m reading several books right now, here are the two that fit in best with the what I blog about here at Practical Archivist.
1. Playback: From the Victrola to MP3, 100 Years of Music, Machines, and Money. By Mark Coleman. It boggles my mind that recorded sound has been around for a little over 100 years (not that long, really) but somehow we’re stuck with a gazillion dead formats. Page 161 is in the section on the history of home taping (you listening RIAA?) and it deals with cassettes:
Japanese manufacturers began adding cassette players to hi-fi systems in the early 1970s.
Now you could tape a copy of almost anything you heard.
2. The Geek Gap: Why Business and Technology Professionals Don’t Understand Each Other and Why They Need Each Other to Survive. By Bill Pfleging and Minda Zetlin. The 6th sentence on page 161 kinda sums up the entire theme of the book:
In the end, it goes back to the issue of influencing people versus problem solving — the fundamental difference between business and technology people.
I hereby tag the following bloggers:
Update. Don’t know why I didn’t think of it earlier. Guess I was just following the rules blindly. Tag, you’re it. Leave a comment below and share the sixth line from page 161 of your book. The rules say it has to be something you’re reading right now, but I also like the idea of grabbing a random book off your shelf.