In this document, many of the phonograph’s uses mentioned in Edison’s original writing were realized. He mostly envisioned the phonograph to be used to record words and be used for purposes such as language teaching and dictation, both of which became a success according to the author of this document. Besides, the writer also mentioned how a mom had recorded the voices of her eight-year old son, who suddenly passed away. She referred to this recording as “one of the greatest consolations,” meaning that people did start to use the phonograph to keep family records as Edison predicted. Moreover, the author mentioned how the recording technique was used to record songs, funny talks, and speeches of famous men, which demonstrates the phonograph’s entertainment purposes introduced by Edison. Although there are many consistencies between Edison’s prediction and the actual uses of the phonograph later on, Edison did not anticipate that the public is mostly appealed by the amusement and leisure brought by the phonograph. The lectures and orations were not efficiently carried out using the phonograph, yet people were excited to share and reproduce music or to be at a “voice guessing party.” In general, I think the document demonstrates how the phonograph is seen as a novel and popular invention at the time; Edison gave a rather comprehensive prediction about the potential uses of the phonograph, yet emphasized on the wrong aspects of its future functions.