Accession Number : AD0706640

Title :   DICTAPHONE SEEN AS USEFUL OFFICE TOOL,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Smirnov, V.

Report Date : 27 JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The flow of typewritten documentation is on the rise. And this is the very area where the dictaphone might be of greatest use. A dictaphone, as the name implies, is a device whereby a text may be sound-recorded and subsequently played back at a slower speed for ultimate transcription on a typewriter. By remote-controlling the device, a specific portion of the recording can be listened to as often as desired, with the text corrected at whatever point may be necessary. The advantages to be gained from the use of the dictaphone are unquestioned. Take the case of one Leningrad enterprise, for example. The information flow had increased to such a degree that the nine full-time typists were unable to keep up with it. As a result, 48 engineering and technical people were forced to dedicate an average of 160 minutes each to typing. The productivity of engineers in this kind of work is extremely low. When the typists were assigned dictaphones, the need for engineering and technical personnel to share in the clerical work was completely eliminated. (Author)

Descriptors :   *OFFICE EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES, RECORDING SYSTEMS, RECORDING SYSTEMS, USSR.

Subject Categories : Recording and Playback Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE