Thursday, 7 January 2010

Edison's phonographs for a paperless office

Edison launched his first phonograph company within months of his invention: he never questioned the need. He had invented the paperless office, he announced, and launched his product.

The notion that the phonograph was better suited for playing back pre-recorded music came much later, and from Emile Berliner, a competitor (whose company morphed into RCA Victor and succeeded whereas Edison's several attempts all failed).

-Don Norman's blog
-The Invisible Computer (book)

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