Saturday, March 29, 2008

First Voice Recording

This is cool. Scientists have just discovered that the first recording of a human voice wasn't by Thomas Edison, but by Frenchman Edouard-Léon Scott de Martinville, about 17 years before Edison's famous recording.

Listen to the first line of "Au Clair de la Lune," recorded in 1860, here.
First Scott. Then Edison. Now iTunes.

1 comment:

Autolycus said...

It's caused ructions at the BBC:

(you have to understand, Charlotte Green is a national treasure)

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