Site Columns By Christian
March 13, 2001 - 10:03 PM

Hello World!

I'm now in the proud possession of a Minidisc recorder that says 'Hello' when you turn it on, and is supposed to say 'Goodbye' when you turn it off, only it doesn't actually seem to want to respond to the 'Off' button and so I've had to resort to just pulling the power plug out.

The reason I got the thing is that I'll soon probably be interviewing a relatively major Trek actress, which to be honest is a bit of a daunting prospect for someone who has managed to avoid placing even one single phone call during two years of running a Trek news site and instead handling everything via email. I've already pretty much given up hope I'll be able to grasp everything the actress will be saying during the actual interview, so instead I'll just focus on not making myself sound like a bumbling fanboy and try to find out when listening to the tape (minidisc) what we actually talked about :). It's at times like this that I wish my spoken English wasn't purely based on watching countless of Star Trek episodes, though I suppose when interviewing a Trek actress that might actually be an advantage.

Anyway, if this works it should be a great experience to have had, and of course having a few more interviews appear here on the site won't be a bad thing either. Hopefully I'll be able to do more interviews in the future, if this one works out okay - certainly that would help in justifying the cost of this Minidisc recorder for me.

Of course, the Minidisc recorder may prove to be just a worthless gadget anyway... if the 'Off' button already isn't functioning, how do I know 'Record' *will* work? I guess if by the time I get around to transcribing the interview the only thing left for the interview is 'Click' I'll know it didn't work.

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