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Sound Recording
By David L. Morton

Sound Recording

The Life Story of a Technology

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Sound Recording by David L. Morton

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How did one of the great inventions of the nineteenth century-Thomas Edison's phonograph-eventually lead to one of the most culturally and economically significant technologies of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries? Sound Recording traces the history of the business boom and the cultural revolution that Edison's invention made possible. Recorded sound has pervaded nearly every facet of modern life-not just popular music, but also mundane office dictation machines, radio and television programs, and even telephone answering machines. Just as styles of music have evolved, so too have the formats through which sound has been captured-from 78s to LPs, LPs to cassette tapes, tapes to CDs, and on to electronic formats. The quest for better sound has certainly driven technological change, but according to David L. Morton, so have business strategies, patent battles, and a host of other factors.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801883989
ISBN-10: 0801883989
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 2-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David L. Morton

David L. Morton Jr. is a historian of technology with expertise in the history of sound recording, electronics, and electric power. He is the former research historian for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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