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Re: [ARSCLIST] Earliest recorded sound update on NPR

From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad

Hello, Allen Amet wrote:

> In a message dated 6/2/2009 1:55:41 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
> pattac@xxxxxxxx writes:
> Edison's  intention was originally to write speech by actuating keys, but 
> he stumbled  upon the logical possibility of playback of a recording. 
> ---------------
> Hi,
>  Could you be more specific here? What do you mean by "write speech"?  And
> do you mean prior to July 1877? And do you mean in any way via a telegraph 
> system, rather than telephone?
> Allen

----- this is what Patrick Feaster himself says on his website 

 "Speech Acoustics and the Keyboard Telephone: Rethinking Edison's Discovery 
of the Phonograph Principle,"   ARSC Journal 38:1 (Spring 2007), 10-43.  I 
argue that, contrary to what you may have read elsewhere, the phonograph 
actually originated in 1877 as a byproduct of Thomas Edison's unsuccessful 
plan to build a "keyboard talking telegraph," an instrument that would have 
allowed users to "play" individual speech sounds over a telephone line rather 
than speaking them into a mouthpiece.

If you read his article, you would have to work hard to argue agains his 

Kind regards,


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