Today I conducted a 40 minute interview with a author of an upcoming sure to be bestseller. I went out and bought a digital recorder and a doohickie that allows you to record cell phone conversation. I tested the system prior to the interview and was ready to roll. I conducted the interview assuming that everything was in order and that the conversation was being captured. I even made sure to ask permission to tape the call.
It turns out that I had failed to flip a switch or do something because when I went to listen to the interview all I got was weird noises and an occasional garbled voice. It is embarrassing and frustrating to have gone to all this trouble and then have nothing to show for it! I didn’t really take notes because I thought I was recording it and I was concentrating on the conversation. What an idiot. I betcha John Hawkins never pulled something like this . . .