Page 138 and 139 describe the phonograph as a tool for education. French conjugations and German phrases that once vexed children are now, with the assistance of the phonograph, a point of jubilation and mental stimulation. Expressing gleefully, “new ideas appeal to children just as much as grown-ups,” the writer indicates entertainment and simultaneous education as a previously untapped concept. I think this sentiment is naturally appealing to parents who desire betterment of their children and wish to provide through the best learning tools. The emphasis on one’s children and the phonograph is further exhibited on page 143, when the writer’s cousin Smith made a recording, and subsequently died seven days later. The once silly and lighthearted recording became Smith’s father’s “choicest possession on earth”. Today, if you ask someone what they would save if their house was burning down, they would usually say family photos and home videos. These cylinders of your child singing a song or your deceased family members talking seem to be the historical equivalent to today’s family photos. The use of the phonograph as an education tool and a way to preserve the voice of your loved ones align very well with Edison’s advertisement for the many uses of the phonograph. The writer’s review is really just a more personal version of Edison’s advertisement.