Matthew, Kevin and Two Peters on the Information Superhighway

While going through a bag of old VHS video tapes yesterday I came across this recording of Matthew Rainnie reporting for CBC Compass on the then-new website for The Buzz newspaper that I launched as a side-project with Buzz owner Peter Richards and ISN owner Kevin O’Brien. Even though it’s only 17 years ago, the language — “information superhighway” comes up several times — and the technology — it looks like very-early Netscape running on Peter’s Mac — makes it seem like we’re talking about the advent of the telegraph. 

I digitized the video in the Collaboratory at Robertson Library at the University of PEI, which has excellent (and free) facilities for converted VHS videotapes, audio cassettes and vinyl records to digital files:


jypsy (janet norman-bain)'s picture
jypsy (janet no... on October 1, 2012 - 17:15 Permalink

I don’t see audio cassettes listed on their website, just vinyl to MP3, can you confirm?

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Peter Rukavina on October 1, 2012 - 17:33 Permalink

I just spoke (er, online-chatted) to the information desk at the Robertson Library and I can confirm that digitization facilities for audio cassettes are available in the collaboratory.

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jypsy (janet no... on October 2, 2012 - 20:40 Permalink

Thanks Peter