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Rsearchers find 1860 sound recording, 20 years before Edison

From the N.Y. Times
Picture printed in NY Times, Courtesy of David Giovannoni

Apparently, this contraption, invented by the Parisian Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville, represented sound visually, rather than being designed for playback, which Jonathon Sterne has interesting things to say about in the article. It has links to the playback, too, you can here a French song from 1860, which is just frickin bananas!

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