“We were prepared not to hear anything.”

As the professor says, “Cool”.  The voice of an ailing 82-yera-old Thomas Edison has been resurrected from a 1929 recording. It is contained in one of the world’s oldest surviving radio broadcasts, recorded on an obscure machine that General Electric developed in 1922 and called a pallophotophone — which means “shaking light sound” in Greek. Listening to the elderly Edison lose his place, become confused and nearly weep over the depth of his admiration for Ford more than 80 years after …

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