From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad
Hello, Allen Amet wrote:
> In a message dated 6/2/2009 1:55:41 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> [log in to unmask] writes:
> 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?
----- this is what Patrick Feaster himself says on his website
"Speech Acoustics and the Keyboard Telephone: Rethinking Edison's Discovery
of the Phonograph Principle," ARSC Journal 38:1 (Spring 2007), 10-43. I
argue that, contrary to what you may have read elsewhere, the phonograph
actually originated in 1877 as a byproduct of Thomas Edison's unsuccessful
plan to build a "keyboard talking telegraph," an instrument that would have
allowed users to "play" individual speech sounds over a telephone line rather
than speaking them into a mouthpiece.
If you read his article, you would have to work hard to argue agains his