Says Bob Eichler about the meaning of “SMPTe” (see yesterday’s entry): “SMPTE stands for Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. It’s usually used in reference to the “SMPTE code”, which is a timing code used on all professional audio and video recordings, so that the engineers can refer to a specific spot in the recording, down to a fraction of a second.” SMPT, of course, might also stand for “Stolt, Morse, Portnoy, Trewavas”.

Still hoping my “empty” theory doesn’t turn out to be true, but my hopes aren’t too high.


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