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    The Phonograph and Gender Introduction The year was 1977. Thomas Edison created the phonograph, a device he thought would be used for business and preserving important figures’ last words. Instead, it became the first music playing device. The phonograph is the Walkman 's, the CD player’s, the boombox’s, and the mp3 player’s ancestor. It was the very first. Although it was a machine, something women of the time were not typically associated with, they influenced the phonograph much more than the more technically minded men. With the domestication of the phonograph, women became its most important customer and influencer. Its designs were modeled around femininity and advertisements targeted the woman who wanted to be cultured and the ideal…

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    rich sound added style, entertainment and a talking piece for any venue. It is unclear as to where the term ‘jukebox’ actually originated from. Rumour has it that the term was derived from the black slang for dancing: ‘jook’. This is also a slang word for sex: a somewhat vague link between music and the art of seduction. Finally, it could be a deviant of the word ‘jute’, referring to jute joints; venues for jute picking labourers to dance and socialise. The roots of the jukebox can be traced to…

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    his ideas. Some of his inventions he was most known for were the electric lamp, the phonograph, and the motion picture camera. Thomas Edison was born in Milan,Ohio 1847 and was a genius when it came to technology. Early on in Thomas Edison’s life he would face many challenges and one of them was when he develop an illness called scarlet fever that would later give him hearing difficulties and would leave him almost deaf as an adult. Edison also had trouble with school because the teachers said…

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    When the phonograph first became popular in America, people were finally able to have music at home and other places without it having to be performed live. With "records", people were also able to listen to different types of music. Before the phonograph, people only heard music that was popular or played in their own areas. The spectrum of influence that musicians had became significantly larger once their music could be produced and sent to different areas. Because of the rate technology…

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    Jaden Southworth 4 November 2016 We got the beat- Rock music through the ages The music industry is, and always has been, based purely off of supply, demand, and sales. It all began with the creation of sheet music; once music took a physical form, it was desired by rich aristocrats who paid for it in full. Then came the phonograph, a device invented by Thomas Edison that used phonographic disks to play recorded audio out loud. It was originally intended for the use of business documentation,…

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    started. It would be difficult to pinpoint exactly when it began because the creation of media in one way or another has been going on for centuries. Media originated in writing. The first regularly published newspaper was the Oxford Gazette starting in 1655 (Mairal, 2006, p. 68). Newspapers were the most typical form of media until the phonograph was invented. Thomas Edison had the idea for it when he was working on inventing the telephone and telegraph. The idea that a machine could talk by…

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    The idea of music playback came from Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville, a bookseller, and trader from Paris. In 1857, Scott obtained a fascination for the human ear which led him to invent the Phonautograph, an instrument primarily used to study acoustics in laboratory research. The construction of the phonograph was heavily inspired by the anatomy of the human ear. Consisting of three main components that replicated the build of the ear canal, eardrum, and ossicles. Sound waves would be…

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    The beginnings of music technology and consumption originated in the late 1800s with Thomas Edison’s ingenious phonograph. Over a course of seventy-five years, the phonograph has received many upgrades and has even become a basis for the recent music technology today (Price and Albright para. 5). Some of the newer music technological advances include vinyl records, cassette tapes, CDs, portable MP3 players, and streaming services, which have all revolutionized music consumption because they have…

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    to struggle to find answers and create something new’” (“Thomas Alva Edison”). Quitting never appealed to the inventor. Trying new perspectives and pursuing his goal, even when most people would have given up and moved on with their lives is a quality that Edison possessed. However, Thomas didn’t stop there. After he invented the lightbulb, he continued to make new and innovative creations. “Edison held over 1,300 US and foreign patents, and his workshops at Menlo Park (1876) and West Orange, NJ…

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    Thomas Edison a famous American inventor, who invented many life influential devices and one of the first inventors who used mass production stated the following quote. “To invent something takes 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.” I agree that to make a goal or an idea reality it takes a lot of hard work. Thomas Edison invented many life changing devices e.g. electric light, sound recording, and motion pictures. My reasons why I agree to the quote Thomas Edison stated is the following.…

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