Time Anti-Compression

Published March 29, 2015 by Iphis of Scyros

This is just flat-out absurd.

The interview I conducted yesterday morning was an hour and three minutes long.

The initial transcription of that interview took me three hours with all the rewinding and pausing and re-listening to try to catch the exact words and/or trying to hear over the ambient noise that the recorder preferred to our actual words.  For the initial transcription, I was just getting the words, not worrying about things like punctuation, spelling, capitalization.  It was a system that worked pretty well for me on the earlier transcript I had to do.

This morning, I forced myself to listen to it again so I could get the transcript properly punctuated.  That took another two and a half hours.

This evening, I went through to capitalize and catch the most egregious spelling errors.  (Or rather I corrected the most egregious spelling errors because they were slapping me in the face as I looked at them.)  Since I wasn’t listening to the recording a third time, I thought it would be much faster.

It took almost a full two hours.

Meaning that so far I’ve spent more than seven times as long on the transcription than I did on the interview itself.  That just doesn’t seem right, you know?  It’s like I’m under a curse to have time expand while I work on this project.

(And it is not helping that I’m pretty sure the professor wants me to turn it in tomorrow!)

Ugh.

I hate this project.

Can’t say I’m a big fan of the class itself, either, really.

Anyway, I’m sorry all I had to say today was to bitch about my homework.  Hopefully I’ll have something interesting to say tomorrow.  And I can promise that next month is going to be interesting!  I have several of the entries planned out already, although the only quote I’ve picked so far for Words Crush Wednesday is about two pages long…so I’m thinking maybe I should leave the Iliad for that week and turn to Sophocles instead.  Might find something good there that’s short…

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