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k98k792
03-27-2008, 08:36 AM
Researchers Play Tune Recorded Before Edison

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/27/arts/27soun.html?ex=1207281600&en=5657a5508af06d36&ei=5070&emc=eta1

okie shooter
03-27-2008, 09:10 AM
Interesting, but guess the builder of the equipment worried more about recording(well if you want to call it that) than play, thus a problem that took more than a hundered and fifty years to get to work.

I guess his idea was to make a optical version of sound, but the modern folks figgured out how to read it.

I have read there are folks that can look at records and tell what they are from reading the grooves too.

ctdemolay0405
03-27-2008, 09:12 AM
WOOT! one more claim to fame New Jersey lost, thank god.

SteelCore
03-27-2008, 10:23 AM
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okie shooter
03-27-2008, 10:39 AM
WOOT! one more claim to fame New Jersey lost, thank god.
Really, its still Edisons, and his labs work that made the entire technology of recorded sound. Scott, admits he had no real interest in reproduction, just wanted to see the visulization of the recorded sound.

Edison never thought the record would advance beyond dicitation really thus even his view of the technology he devloped went far beyond his idea of application.

In early and even to this day electronics, everyone is working on something else that some one devloped, or folks are working on concurrent devlopements. Thus look at TV and the different aproaches, to the solutions from different countries.

ctdemolay0405
03-27-2008, 11:25 AM
stop ruining my dreams! lol

k98k792
03-27-2008, 11:42 AM
Well, the quaility sounded terrible,but to hear a voice from that long ago was pretty neat.