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19385Re: [midatlanticretro] future museum tours

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  • system@great-escape.tmesis.com
    Dec 25, 2010
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      Dan Roganti <ragooman@...> writes:

      >On Sat, Dec 25, 2010 at 3:07 AM, Evan Koblentz <evan@...> wrote:
      >
      >>
      >> > to followup on myself
      >> > re: self guided tours
      >> >> I have an old el-cheap-o cellphone and no iPod or iPad but for those who
      >> do, could they use the InfoAge WiFi to download MP3s of narration
      >> > To paraphrase Tricky Dicky "let me make this perfectly clear": I'm
      >> suggesting we find ways for visitors/guests to use their own cellphone/WiFi
      >> equipment to eliminate the need to lend things.
      >> >
      >> >
      >> > -- Jeff3 Jonas
      >>
      >> Well, we're already decided on using dumb terminals as in-the-exhibit
      >> kiosks. But I agree with you that there's probably a way we could use
      >> your method as well and do some very cool things
      >
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      >
      >I think you need keep it simple - just consider what museums did before all
      >this technology. It's called a button - you press on it and out comes a
      >recording.
      >
      >Have someone writeup something short about its history for each exhibit and
      >get somebody with a good voice to narrate the script. You just need a nice
      >little plastic covered sign with the exhibit title and a [arcade] button
      >mounted on there.

      How about Stephen Hawking's voice? I have amassed a collection of DECtalk
      DTC01s/DTC03s and even send the Hawking camp one when they needed a spare.
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