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The 10-second recording of a singer crooning the folk song “Au Clair de la Lune” was discovered earlier this month in an archive in Paris by a group of American audio historians. It was made, the researchers say, on April 9, 1860, on a phonautograph, a machine designed to record sounds visually, not to play them back.
Originally posted by Niall197
BBC Radio Four newsreader Charlotte Green caused a very English sensation this morning when she had a major fit of the giggles whilst reporting this story. It is kinda funny.
BBC Radio News
a Parisian typesetter and tinkerer who went to his grave convinced that credit for his breakthroughs had been improperly bestowed on Edison