A blurb on tonight's slashdot.com spots the Grammy award given blogged by Joyce Schwarz @www.hollywood2020.blogs.com to University of New Hampshire's Dr. Kevin Short for the restoration of what may be the first Woody Guthrie live performance to be saved.
So we at Hollywood2020.blogs.com went searching around for the story behind the story -- which is nicely told first at: Science news and then more at the University of New Hampshire-- which had that great pix above of Short: http://www.ceps.unh.edu/news/news_releases08/Short_Grammy.html
and then over at Gizmodo Australia we actually found a pix of what the restoration was made from -- something called "magnetic wire" Resurrecting Destroyed Music Recording Earns Mathematician a Grammy
pix of magnetic wire used to resurrect music of folk singer Woody Guthrie... courtesy of www.gizmodo.com.au
So kids do your math and you too can SAVE THE WORLD...okay -- at least SAVE THE MUSIC from our era...who knows when someday an iPod may be as ancient as what this 'magnetic wire' seems to us! Joyce Schwarz, blogging at www.hollywood2020.blogs.com