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Fri May 12, 2017, 08:51 PM

Anyone Remember the Dick Cavett Show?..Betty Davis on that show?

...A computer/internet experience with the "Dick Cavett Show"

this is more about the internet, and research.. than a TV show....

So, about an hour and a half ago, I went into my TV room to watch some old TV. I don't have cable, so I kind of switch around stations to see what is on. I live in a large metro area so I got lots of stations to choose on my old TV antenna. So, I switch from this one to that one to this oen through about 35 stations. Some stuff is new some stuff somewhat old..some stuff, very old..

..Consequently, I switch around for about 15 minutes, and then, get the start of the 7pm central time shows. On one sub/station...like 2.3..(yes not on cable, but on regular antenna TV) we got 2.1 and 2.2 and 5.1 and 5.2 etc..) I see the start of the Dick Cavett Show. So, I don't remember when that was on, so I watch a few minutes of that. He has a special guest star that day, it was ..Betty Davis. I didn't watch much, for whatever reasons...and switched again, but a thought entered... I wonder when that show played. What kind of research would I have to do to find that out. There was a time I would go to the library, ask for help, go to this source and that source, check some more, and eventually get it after an hour or so of looking. And I would ask for help from the librarians to get to the correct periodical or book to find the date of the show..That is the kind of research we had to do........in the day....

..So I came up to the computer, and first, needed to get Dick Cavett spelled right cause I don't spell well. It told me how to spell it in about 15 seconds. Then, I typed in The Dick Cavett Show, it got that in another 15 seconds. Ok, I found.... "Dick Cavett Show.." and yes, there were a number of listings about that show.

Then, I typed in, " Betty Davis on the Dick Cavett Show " in the google search space..Yes, it took about 30 seconds, and there it was ...November 18, 1971..with a couple of links to watch that episode..

Think about it, no library, no books, no periodicals, no work, no talking to nobody..
..total amount of time for research..maybe 3 to 5 minutes..cause I had to get the spelling correct...What has research become? Do young people even know how to use a library? Hell, I didn't even have to get up from this chair to get all the info....That is what this one is all about...plus I had to share this with you....

SO......What has the world come to?????

Here is a link from the Internet Movie Data Base..with some info on that show..

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0875850/


I got this off link off of You Tube......Google search found it for me........

It the entire interview, One hour and 25 minutes..Yes..this is what I was watching about an hour and a half ago on TV in the Chicago Area...,.this is what Betty and Dick Cavett were wearing and this is the exact interview that was on TV..........SO, YOU CAN WATCH IT TOO........ November 18, 1971...


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Reply Anyone Remember the Dick Cavett Show?..Betty Davis on that show? (Original post)
Stuart G May 2017 OP
GP6971 May 2017 #1
Stuart G May 2017 #3
GP6971 May 2017 #9
VOX May 2017 #8
GP6971 May 2017 #11
itsrobert May 2017 #2
Stuart G May 2017 #4
Donkees May 2017 #6
Stuart G May 2017 #7
TheDebbieDee May 2017 #5
pansypoo53219 May 2017 #10
TexasBushwhacker May 2017 #12
Iggo May 2017 #13

Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri May 12, 2017, 09:04 PM

1. I was in college in the late 60s

and early 70s. The library was the hub...checking out books, doing manual research etc. I can't imagine what research consists today with so much material now on line.

In the late 70s I worked inside sales and we subscribed to little known international publications looking for any kind of sales leads...who advertised, companies mentioned in articles. We then snail mailed our brochures to those companies that might have an interest in using our services.

Times sure have changed.

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Response to GP6971 (Reply #1)

Fri May 12, 2017, 09:12 PM

3. You know, it is incredible. As I was writing this, I thought back.

I spent a lot of time at U of I library in Urbana when I went there. An incredible amount of material of every kind and from every place is in that library. One of the largest, most complete in the U.S.A. and...........

I didn't have to get off of my behind to get any information on this search....none..zero..The internet even corrects my spelling for me....And, not only that, if you want, you can watch the same show, that I was watching on my TV, from that first post. It isn't like you got to find that station, or go to the library to pick up a copy of that TV show. It is playing completely in post number 1. (if you hit the TV with your browser) ..And....what else are you interested in watching?? a lot of it is on You Tube..not all of it, but a whole lot of stuff..

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #3)

Fri May 12, 2017, 10:10 PM

9. Today, you hear

something on the radio on the drive into work and say, I remember or don't remember them. Get into work, Google them and an instant answer.

My granddaughter is a little over 2 and she has her own iPad.

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Response to GP6971 (Reply #1)

Fri May 12, 2017, 09:40 PM

8. Card catalogues. The Dewey Decimal System. Scratch paper. Microfilm.

And some new-fangled thing called microfiche.

And the not unpleasant smell of paper and binding -- something called "books."

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Response to VOX (Reply #8)

Fri May 12, 2017, 10:14 PM

11. Hard copy books

sadly are toast. Remember mimeograph printing? The smell alone would get you high!!

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri May 12, 2017, 09:08 PM

2. You dont even have to type anymoe

Just search with your voice on a smart phone or smart tv.

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #2)

Fri May 12, 2017, 09:14 PM

4. I guess you are right..Mr. Spock, please find this info on the computer..

so Spock asks the computer and it talks back..Yes, we have arrived...or have we?

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #4)

Fri May 12, 2017, 09:24 PM

6. Except now, this inquiry is added to your dossier :)

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Response to Donkees (Reply #6)

Fri May 12, 2017, 09:30 PM

7. I don't know about my dossier, but..

I just added it to my journal. You can see it anytime.. So this research and this discussion is open to all who wish to look..............OH MY ??..oh well................

more popcorn please....

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri May 12, 2017, 09:16 PM

5. Research is so much easier now - the hardest part is determining which sources

 

are credible and which sources are junk. Apparently younger people (and maybe many of us older folks) don't realize that some of the sources that they use on the internet are sources of commentary and propaganda...

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri May 12, 2017, 10:11 PM

10. i happened to catch this on AMC or puter, can't remember.

worth it.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat May 13, 2017, 11:55 PM

12. That's the Decades station

They show Dick Cavett regularly and usually do a marathon of an old TV show every weekend. Today was Mary Tyler Moore.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun May 14, 2017, 12:49 AM

13. My sister-in-law has a whole sarcastic routine she goes through...

...each time she remembers there's a thing called Google.

"I wonder about (a thing).

If only there were some way to find out about (this thing).

Oh wait. I forgot I have the sum total of human knowledge here in my pocket!"



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