On friday afternoon Jack Loeffler dropped by and we had a very nice 2 hour visit. He brought me a copy of Adventures with Ed, his book-portrait of the famous Southwest author Edward Abbey, who was Jack’s best friend. Time flew as we caught up after not seeing each other for about a decade. Jack told me that he is teaching native americans from several different tribes to record and archive their language, history and stories. I turned him on to the Long Now Foundation and their Rosetta Project (The Rosetta Project is a global collaboration of language specialists and native speakers building a publicly accessible online archive of ALL documented human languages). Turns out Jack knows one of the founders of the Long Now, Stuart Brand… and so the two hours flew by.
I lent Jack my 722 recorder, because I won’t need it next month and he is looking to replace his Nagra.
Started reading Adventures with Ed in the evening and love the book!