One of the features of it is that you can actually stop and start it, freeze frames. This, of course, can be a problem for the sleight-of-hand man because anyone who tapes a magician performing can stop and start frame after frame and almost see the sleight taking place. In most instances you can actually see the moves. I can't imagine any layman who would take this sort of trouble but I am quite sure there are many magicians who do, finding out how a trick is done or perhaps being able to copy another magician. This is a great pity, but has made my Christmas much happier.
As I pen these words (this is a lie, actually I'm speaking into a tape recorder) sitting in front of me is a number of copies of the old Magic Work of the twenties. It really is surprising the difference of the material between the books and magazines of then and today. The main difference is that most of the writers really did try to come up with original thoughts. There was a genuine attempt to create something new and different. Today there is a tendency for magical creators to use existing material and try and alter, streamline or re-routine it. I'm not sure why, but perhaps it's because there is much more literature around today and we are being subconsciously brainwashed into thinking along particular lines. Maybe the old timers didn't have so much to read so they had to originate.
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