Malcolm Laughlin <mlaughlinnyc@...>
It does remind us that oral history is often inaccurate,
as I know from interviewing railroad officials--their memory for
specific facts was atrocious.
Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
As a former railroad managment man, I think Tony's just made an important point. It's much easier to remember overall concepts of the operation than very specific facts. I will often have a correct general impression of what happened but not accurately recall specific facts that contribute to that impression. Being corrected on many email lists has contributed a lot to correcting my memories.
Malcolm Laughlin, Editor 617-489-4383
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