Friday, August 3, 2012

Web Resource: Recording History

"Recording History: The History of Sound Recording Technology" is a website created and maintained by David L. Morton, author of Off the Record: The Technology and Culture of Sound Recording in America (1999), and Sound Recording: The Life Story of a Technology (2004). "Recording History" features a bibliographical essay and a series of illustrated texts on topics such as "The Business History of Sound Recording Technology," "Culture and Sound Recording Technology," and many subtopics and technical details about individual technologies and machines—wire recorders, records, 8-track tapes, and dictation machines, for example. Consult the site map for a full listing.
   Morton is now a research scientist for the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access at Georgia Tech.