[bksvol-discuss] OT: Old enough? Not

Kudos, Mickey. Yes, the scanner deserves great credit,
but so do you for validating an
encyclopedia--especially since you're doing the index,
too. I admit I leave those and bibliographies, now, 
just putting in a note that I'll get the book and fix
them if needed. Usually they're workable.

But I had to chuckle at the comment you made that you
thought you'd be a good person to do it because you're
old enough to recognize some of the names--but
apparently you're not old enough to know that Erle
Stanley Gardner wrote the Perry Mason mysteries. smile
 Although I admit I don't remember them being on the
radio--but I might have been too young myself to
listen to them. I was allowed to listen to the
comedies, and Lux Radio Theater, though, and the
Saturday morning programs.

Cindy

--- mickey <micka@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi, List.
> 
> Now, I'll admit I'm nothing if not totally anal. 
> I'm a proofreader by 
> profession, and read everything in sight. I normally
> read any book I 
> validate, but the book I'm reading now really points
> up the value of reading 
> books before circulating.
> 
> The book is On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time
> Radio. The book ended 
> up as 840 pages long, and I'd assume by the size it
> was a big one. 
> Definitely had to build muscles to scan that puppy!
> 
> I learned things like the well-known author Erie
> Stanley Gardner wrote the 
> Perry Mason material.  Then there was the comedy
> team, George Burns and 
> Grade Allen.  The spell-checker choked on all the
> names. And the poor 
> scanner thought 1945-49 or anything of that type
> should be written 1945^9.
> 
> I believe that it is close to 50 sides on cassette
> from NLS.  Now I'm 
> working on the Index, should be done tomorrow.
> 
> Are there really people who think we do this just
> for the credit? I figured 
> I'd be the perfect person to do this, because I'm
> old enough to remember 
> many of the names. But just a spellcheck would never
> work.
> 
> Kudos to the person who had the patience to scan
> this book. Now I'll go take 
> it off my wishlist from NLS.
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> Mickey 
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