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You can't buy publicity like this!

UCSB has a project to digitize wax cylinder recordings. They have thousands cataloged, with the majority downloadable as mp3s. It’s awesome.
Naturally, I wanted to see what software they used. Being archivists, they of course go into great detail, including this gem:

We’d like to use this space as a soapbox to say that Cleaner XL is one of the worst pieces of software we’ve ever used, with numerous bugs, a bad interface, and constant crashes.

Honesty like this is delightful to see.