1878 Edison audio unveiled

1878 Edison audio unveiled

There are 23 comments on the WOTV Battle Creek story from Oct 25, 2012, titled 1878 Edison audio unveiled. In it, WOTV Battle Creek reports that:

The modern masses can now listen to what experts say is the oldest playable recording of an American voice and the first-ever capturing of a musical performance, thanks to digital advances that allowed the sound to be transferred from flimsy tinfoil to computer.

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#1 Oct 25, 2012
Gosh, I remember when they made that recording.

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#2 Oct 25, 2012
EraserX wrote:
Gosh, I remember when they made that recording.
big deal we went from string to wire way before that

a knot in the string was a [wire tap] in the sense of the meaning
Parden pard

Bath, PA

#3 Oct 25, 2012
tallyho wrote:
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big deal we went from string to wire way before that
a knot in the string was a [wire tap] in the sense of the meaning
You had string,,???? spoiled,spoiled.! We had to yodel,,,and sometimes we squeezed a cat to text message.
Hmmm

Natchitoches, LA

#4 Oct 25, 2012
Smoke Signal,, it was cutting edge technology..

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#5 Oct 25, 2012
Somewhere someone at this very moment has their tin foil hat rotating on a turntable trying to pick up CIA instructions.

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#6 Oct 25, 2012
Hmmm wrote:
Smoke Signal,, it was cutting edge technology..
You had fire?! Geeze, I can't believe how lucky some folks were...

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#7 Oct 25, 2012
I think it is amazing. I have no idea how it was done.
Hmmm

Natchitoches, LA

#8 Oct 25, 2012
EraserX wrote:
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You had fire?! Geeze, I can't believe how lucky some folks were...

And if you inhailed too much of the smoke it would make you a little woozy.

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#9 Oct 25, 2012
Parden pard wrote:
<quoted text>You had string,,???? spoiled,spoiled.! We had to yodel,,,and sometimes we squeezed a cat to text message.
damn the old nine-tails I forgot thanks for the reminder

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#10 Oct 25, 2012
Hmmm wrote:
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And if you inhailed too much of the smoke it would make you a little woozy.
dropped the call ,, info: inhaled

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#11 Oct 25, 2012
EraserX wrote:
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You had fire?! Geeze, I can't believe how lucky some folks were...
you should have seen the party line system in started in the Sahara Forest
Hmmm

Natchitoches, LA

#12 Oct 25, 2012
tallyho wrote:
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dropped the call ,, info: inhaled
And it brought a whole new meaning to party line.

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#13 Oct 25, 2012
Hmmm wrote:
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And it brought a whole new meaning to party line.
with the sands of time you can say that

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Indianapolis, IN

#14 Oct 25, 2012
Mary had a little lamb...

Who let the lamb out, baa, baa, baa baaa
Who let the lamb out, baa, baa, baa baaa
Sheik Yerbouti

Warrington, PA

#15 Oct 25, 2012
I wonder if this is another invention that edison stole from Tesla?

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#16 Oct 25, 2012
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
I wonder if this is another invention that edison stole from Tesla?
Typical liberal. Bashing the successful men who built this country.
JMD577

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Oct 25, 2012
I'm viewing this from the Dinosaur Forum. What does THIS have to do with DINOSAURS?

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#19 Oct 25, 2012
this1then wrote:
Somewhere someone at this very moment has their tin foil hat rotating on a turntable trying to pick up CIA instructions.
They've narrowed it down to Illinois. Somewhere by Rockford.
Copypasta

San Francisco, CA

#20 Oct 25, 2012
Thomas Edison was a cranky American asshole who was sort of involved with the invention of the light bulb. Nikola Tesla was a crazy Serbian who was instrumental in harnessing electric power. Also, he blew shit up with lightning.

Nikola Tesla came to America from Croatia (but was ethnically Serbian) with four pennies, a few poems and a blueprint for a flying machine (that was never built) in 1884. However, by 1900, he'd just about single-handedly harnessed the power of electricity. Tesla renovated electronic technology, inventing things such as the electrical generator, FM radio, remote control, robots, spark plugs, fluorescent lights and the “Tesla Coil” which is used in TV and radio transmissions. You may recognize a few things on that list as being directly responsible for everything that was awesome about life in the 20th Century.

Showing an uncommon commitment to the whole "mad scientist" thing, he was celibate, afraid of round things (that's probably why he was celibate!) and hated human hair, jewelry and anything that wasn't divisible by three. Also, he claimed to have built a “death ray” that could blow things up and some (nutty) people believe that he may have been responsible for the 1908 Tunguska Event, an explosion in Russia that was 1,000 times as powerful as the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

In 1884, Tesla got a job with Edison, and in many of their arguments, Tesla said that he could improve Edison's electricity and save him money. Edison said there was $50,000 in it for Tesla if he could do it. After months of slaving over Edison's shitty excuses for electronics, Tesla made huge improvements.
When Tesla told Edison to pay up, Edison response was: "You don't understand American humor."
Tesla got pissed and got a job working for Westinghouse (Edison's rival). Soon after, the three men got into "THE WAR OF CURRENTS!!!" *enter lightning and blazing metal music* with Westinghouse, Tesla and his Alternating Current against Edison with his Direct Currents.
Of course, Tesla was right, but because he was a shitty businessman, it didn't matter. His inventions are still being used to funnel fuck you money into the pockets of Edison's descendants. His legacy has experienced a popular resurgence in recent years, mostly by people who know him as "the guy who enabled Hugh Jackman to be killed hundreds of times in a single movie."

Tesla got pissed and got a job working for Westinghouse (Edison's rival). Soon after, the three men got into "THE WAR OF CURRENTS!!!" *enter lightning and blazing metal music* with Westinghouse, Tesla and his Alternating Current against Edison with his Direct Currents.
Of course, Tesla was right, but because he was a shitty businessman, it didn't matter. His inventions are still being used to funnel fuck you money into the pockets of Edison's descendants. His legacy has experienced a popular resurgence in recent years, mostly by people who know him as "the guy who enabled Hugh Jackman to be killed hundreds of times in a single movie."
Amazing Feats done by Tesla
Tesla held around 700 patents in 26 countries. These include:
Tesla Coil.
Alternating currents.
Robots
Spark plugs
Electric Arc Lamp
Devices for X-Ray
Bifilar coil
Bladeless turbine
And that's not all. In 1943, the Supreme Court invalided Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi's patents for the radio and radio equipment and giving credit to Tesla based on his patents that predated Marconi's. But, by that time, Tesla was--dead.
Tesla once predicted, "The household's daily newspaper will be printed 'wirelessly' in the home during the night". Hey! That sounds like the Internet!
Copypasta

San Francisco, CA

#21 Oct 25, 2012
Tesla was the first to harness the power of Niagara Falls into a hydroelectric power plant, constructed a bath designed to cleanse the human body of germs using nothing but electricity, and created a 130-foot long bolt of lightning from one of his massive coils (which remains the world record for man-made lightning). In addition he, once, caused an earthquake in New York City that was so powerful that it almost destroyed 5th Avenue (where his lab was at.)

Though, Tesla's feats keep going on and on and on and on, he remains largely overlooked and while Edison and Westinghouse have their name stamped on huge cooperations, Tesla can merely lay claim to the B list rock band.

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