Can we tape?: A legal guide to phone taps/tapes in the 50 states. Cell taps are now available at Radio Shack if you prefer to be untethered. When I first started taping conversations, I was struggling with a small suction cup device that barely recorded vibrations; transcribing was akin to deciphering the bon mots of the Peanuts teacher(s) (Miss Othmar, Miss Halverson, Miss Swanson, or Mrs. Donovan).
Should we tape[click on top choice, great article! I will send it to those who e-mail me]?: Perhaps a more important question than the former. This article was written for the New York Observer before the New New Journalism was published.