The Edison cylinder dictation machines were still being used in the 60s and 70s by some local and
state government agencies. I know of a machine that was finally retired from service in a Maryland
government agency in the 1980s.
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Alex McGehee" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 1:18 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Smithsonian article on Edison and phonography impact on culture
And Edison really thought his new machine would be confined to secretaries as a dictation aid. He
wasn't keen on its phonographic uses until very late in the game, but he stuck with it once he saw
On Feb 10, 2016, at 12:54 PM, Clark Johnsen <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Enjoyable article on the social aspects of phonography, but, as you must
> have noticed, laden with technical errors. But then so is the Wiki.
> On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 7:12 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote: