I HAVE THREE digital dictaphones, all of them from Sony. They have served me well on four continents, in the rain and in the hazardous environments of loud and noisy pubs. On some occasions, they have recorded where they shouldn't have been, but their work has enhanced my work and my quality of life. I know there are better mobile recording solutions available, but I like my Sony ICD MX-20 recorders. This short clip tells our creative multimedia students how to use the little devices for best effect.