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A Glimpse of the Tape Recorder

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The rise of technology came with a spark that would mark the creation of things that would make our lives simpler. These new ideas, or inventions as they were called, would shape our lives by making the tasks that we struggle with a possibility. Technology has its ups and downs, but overall it truly helps us for the better. Although many people may not agree that the tape recorder is one of the most important, I believe that is has had one of the most impacts on our society.
The rise of the tape recorder made its mark in 1898 when Danish inventor, Valdemar Poulsen, manufactured a device called the “Telegraphon” that recorded phone calls when the person being called was absent (“The Tape Recorder”). And since then it has grown into a much more complex and has grown in the sense of what it is used for. People in society today have made the tape recorder an important part of our society today and have found it to be very useful.
The tape recorder has grown in the fact that it has more uses today. Today, it has been made a use in recording music so that it can be copied and sold as records (“Bunch, Hellemans 276”). This device took a new step in the fact that it helped the music industry create the capability to take music and record it so that they can sell it for a profit. This selling of music for a profit helped create more jobs for people in the industry. It also boosted the profits that the industry made.
The first recording device that used a tape reel was the telegraphon, which was used as a recorder for the telephone that recorded missed calls (“The Tape Recorder”). With this idea of a device that could record the calls we miss, the modern day answering machine was based. The modern day answering machine may not use a tap...

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...many people may not agree with this theory, but I truly think that it makes society a much easier and simpler thing to deal with. The tape recorder/magnetic recorder has many uses in society and has many variations in the fact that many people have made new versions since it was first introduced. It also has added importance in today’s society.

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