"N. Andrew Walsh" <n.andrew.wa...@gmail.com> writes:

> Hi David,
>
> On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 10:39 AM, David Kastrup <d...@gnu.org> wrote:
>
>>
>> Don't be silly.  Equal temperament most certainly is not
>> "technologically impossible".
>
>
> please note the qualifier "in the 18th century." The technological
> means to tune *exact* equal temperament weren't available until around
> the 1830s,

There are no "technological means".  Professional tuners of a number of
instruments tune by _ear_ after tuning a single note (which is
independent from temperament) to a reference.  Of course, organs are not
really tuned equally tempered even now, but that's not because of a lack
of competence.  Accordions are tuned by ear by good tuners, and those
_are_ equal tempered as a rule.

-- 
David Kastrup

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