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Thomas Edison Says “Mary Had a Little Lamb”

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Jeffrey Powers

Madison, WI

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Thomas Edison Says “Mary Had a Little Lamb”

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Thomas EdisonAugust 15, 1877: Thomas Edison makes first audio recording

How does the kids nursery rhyme play into technology? Well in 1877 these were the first words uttered out by Thomas Edison in making the first audio recording. Sometimes we take for granted audio – we have moved from Albums to 8-Tracks, cassettes, CD’s, then finally MP3.  But if it wasn’t for Thomas Edison’s work, we might not be at the high and easy levels of audio recording.

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