Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Ugly. Ugly. Ugly.

I finally learned how to record using Audacity and to lay what I recorded under a video. The results are really really bad. But I have no secrets from you.

The lesson, of course, is that mastering all these new technologies takes time. There is a level of detail in doing that can only be learned by many trials and many failures or through excellent teaching. And even then, some have aptitude and some don't. But let me fall back on the lessons of basic print journalism. It is craft, not art. Adequacy is within our reach if we only persevere. We live in a society that would move forward more smoothly -- or sink into the mire less rapidly -- if there were only more adequacy.

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