[DECtalk] an ftp sight of the old dectalk archive

Tony Baechler tony at baechler.net
Wed Apr 13 05:56:42 EDT 2016


Hmm, interesting. I don't know how old or current the archive is that you 
found, but when I briefly maintained it, I didn't remove those files. I 
don't know why they wouldn't be in whatever passes for the current archive 
nowadays. I did move files around and I removed some for legal reasons, but 
not those. I have a copy, but I don't know how current it is. I lost my 
original in a drive crash. Since there isn't much activity nowadays, I 
didn't see much point in reviving it. Others have done a much better job 
anyway. I wouldn't be opposed to bringing it back, but I don't see too much 
interest except as a museum. I wonder who actually captured the ftp copy you 
found. Even if there is sufficient interest, I don't have time to maintain 
it, but I could host it if someone wants to manage it. I remember someone 
did ask me if they could mirror it, so maybe that's what you found. Someone 
else mirrored it without permission and caused bandwidth issues which is one 
reason why I stopped hosting it.

On 4/11/2016 4:08 PM, Jake Gross wrote:
> Hi,
> I found an ftp sight that has the contents of the old dectalk archive.
> While there, I was able to get content that was taken out of the
> current archive. Such content includes Dennis Klatt's revew of speech
> synthesis, and a recording of the ibm704 computer singing daisy daisy.
> The ftp sight is
> Jake
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