This is nerve-wracking. I tried to replay the first lecture I had recorded and discovered that there was nothing on my computer. It had evaporated. After a frantic half-hour, it occurred to me that it was still on the camcorder, so I erased everything from my computer [all the empty files], and went through the entire process again, transferring the lecture to the computer [in two files, for some mysterious reason], splicing the second onto the first, trimming the beginning and end off, and saving it all with the title "Robert Paul Wolff Ideological Critique Lecture One," which I presume is how it will appear once I upload it to YouTube.
This technology is like a Hopi Rain Dance -- if you do everything right, it rains, and if it doesn't rain, you know you did something wrong but you don't know what. How do you young people stand it?