1. Recently transfers were made of the first
commercial audio recording of the first recording artist. In 1890 the
Edison Company made a talking doll using a wax cylinder recording inside.
The rhyme was There was a little girl, And she had a little curl...
It was not a commercial successchildren found them difficult to
operate and more scary than cuddly. The owners of the doll were afraid
to play it since it might be irreparably damaged. It was transferred
using laser scanning and IRENE (Image, Reconstruct, Erase, Noise, Etc.)
which made a high resolution map of the surface of the disc, charting
changes as small as one five-hundredth of a human hair. NYT 5My15
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