My finger hovers over the pause button whilst I listen to another snippet of sound. I click, then pick up my pen and write quickly before I forget. Then I repeat, over and over again, sometimes going back a few seconds to make sure I have heard correctly, occasionally listening to the same three words.
I have not slipped back to the 1980s, attempting to learn the lyrics of the latest pop song to impress my mates on Monday. I am merely trying to transcript a one-minute piece of conversation for an assignment. The principle is much the same though.