|The first known 'human' voice recording. (file info)|
|It is unknown who decided it was human.|
Recording is the art of making sure your ugly goddamn voice can be heard for all of eternity.
It all started in 1857 when Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville invented the phonautograph which recorded sound and wrote it on smoke darkened paper as squiggly lines. Unfortunately no one knew how to play the sound until the 1870s, which gave many audiographer's children nightmares.