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  1. Mar 2024
    1. People marveled at new invention after new invention and there was a tendency to see mechanical and especially electrical advances as somehow endowed with life. The phonograph, for example, was held to be alive and print adverts even claimed it had a soul.

      I love the tying together of the "aliveness" of a zettelkasten with the "soul" of the phonograph here.

  2. Sep 2021
    1. It was diction who created the kinetoscope and other Mashona and Edison took credit.

    2. Thomas Edison creating motion pictures not because of a contest. But he created short films using other investors from France ideas and created a studio called the black Moria