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RE: [AV Media Matters] RV: Preservation of Dictaphone Record

I'm not a big fan of the way government spends my money either but
let's remember that much of what we know about preservation comes
directly or indirectly from government support.  Also, governments
(at least ours up here) have to justify their work and find new ways
to make money so that they can REDUCE their dependancy on the
taxpayer.  This is often accomplished by charging direct fees for

They provide research that would never be attempted by the private
sector which business incorporates into their services and charges
the consumer.

Russ M. (Public Employee)

On Friday, August 04, 2000 4:10 PM, joe salerno [SMTP:salernoj@swbell.net]
>I am inclined to agree with Steven here. I do video production, very similar
>to audio production and restoration in many ways. Equipment intensive. I
>have on occasion faced competition from non-profits who have state supported
>salaries, supplies & equipment.  They don't have to cost justify the quotes
>they put out. They don't have to make more money than they take in to
>But the biggest kicker for me is that they pay no taxes on their profits.
>They get the best of both worlds, at both ends of the dial. Those of us who
>don't enjoy exempt status give a large portion of our profits away to pay
>for those who do enjoy exemption.
>I am glad the moderator allowed the discussion of this subject. I direct my
>comments at no individuals but at the industries in general.
>Joe Salerno
>Video Works! Is it working for you?
>PO Box 273405 - Houston TX 77277-3405
>Fax: 603-415-7616

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