Photo of the Day: Wednesday January 27 2010

This is a Beatles record, specifically the track “Eleanor Rigby,” which is one of my favorite songs.

Eleanor Rigby

Eleanor Rigby

We wanted to talk about how sound is translated, and the difference between analog and digital. This is a Beatles record, specifically the track “Eleanor Rigby,” which is one of my favorite songs. It was very hard to put it under the microscope. The part that’s readable is the brown part. You can see that it goes up and down in certain areas, which is how the needle reads the sound and translates it into music.Felice Frankel