6.24.14: Preserving The Past For The Good Of The Future

Jun 24, 2014

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From tailfins to compact discs, America’s economy hums along on technology that goes out of date. Today on Word of Mouth, the collectors, sentimentalists and other hold-outs to market obsolescence.  We’ll hear from the world record holder for the largest video game collection; why the Smithsonian archive is cooking, freezing and drowning CDs and, teaching penmanship is considered passé in the age of the keyboard, but new research suggests that handwriting is essential to learning. Listen to the full show and click Here for individual segments.