PJF wrote:This 1878 lead cylinder contains the earliest known playable recording in existence. Through the thick static, we can hear Frank Lambert calling out the hours, "Five o'clock, six o'clock", etc...
I love the fact that we can hear a fellow human's voice from an era that is so far removed from our own. I often lament what could have been, had we the technology to record Lincoln, Chopin, Beethoven or the meeting of the Continental Congress; then I realize with a grin that people living thousands of years in the future have a decent chance of hearing and seeing the high-tech recordings of today. It's an intriguing concept: the history books of the next millenium will probably contain a clear video record of our way of life.
Brewtality wrote: heh thats great even though I couldn't hear anything. I get goosebumps listening to these. It's like a window into the past. spooky.
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