[Ads-l] Oscar origin redux

Mark Mandel mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM
Tue Feb 19 19:19:33 UTC 2019

You mean the "osc" part, yes?

-- Mark

On Tue, Feb 19, 2019, 8:11 AM Peter Reitan <pjreitan at hotmail.com> wrote:

> * ...*
> Oscar for the stereo sound experiment dummy is from oscillations; not sure
> the single ventriloquist dummy in Texas or tackling dummy in Kansas signify
> any direct influence from other types of dummies on the naming of the
> stereo sound recording device developed in New Jersey.

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