In a message dated 6/2/2009 1:55:41 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
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Edison's intention was originally to write speech by actuating keys, but
he stumbled upon the logical possibility of playback of a recording.
Could you be more specific here? What do you mean by "write speech"? And
do you mean prior to July 1877? And do you mean in any way via a telegraph
system, rather than telephone?