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Re: [ARSCLIST] Earliest recorded sound update on NPR

On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 1:39 PM, <AllenAmet@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> Was this excerpt below listed as Sourcenote 73 in  your
> article (p. 28)?.... Was this meant perhaps as Sourcenote 74? The ultimate
> reference seems  to
> be for the April 1878 story.

Yes -- when the article was formatted for printing, the numbering of the
endnotes got thrown off.  I've included a corrected set of endnotes with the
right numbers at the end of the pdf, but I'm afraid it's still a bit

> If the "idea of the phonograph" is taken to mean the "phonograph
> principle", aren't we still stuck with the traditional date (July 18)?

Yes, that must have been about when everything "came together" -- although
the whole idea was laid out pretty clearly in the (apparently incomplete)
document of July 17 as well.  I sure wish we had the first page of his notes
from *that* day!

 - Patrick

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