Saturday, December 06, 2008

On This Day In History


On this day in 1877, Thomas Edison recording a little something on a device he put together with tinfoil wrapped around a cylinder, the precursor to the phonograph. Of all things to record, he chose Mary Had A Little Lamb. Listen to the recording here:

4 comments:

Shazza said...

I wonder what he would say about the iPod! Amazing how technology has developed over the years isn't it?

I like your little santa hat! Very festive!

lynn said...

Amazing, Robyn.

dive said...

He actually sounds quite a cheerful old duffer.
The current pop charts must have him spinning in his grave.

Rich said...

What a great piece of history.