First ever sound recording device called “Phonautograph” was invented by a Frenchman called “Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville” (“Scott”). Surprising element is that Scott was not a scientist by profession but was a printer & bookseller. Living in Paris, he wanted to create something to record human voice. As he was a printer by profession, he had access to latest discoveries & scientific research material. He used to read all that stuff & became the inventor of the first sound recording device – “Phonautograph” which was patented on March 25, 1857 in France! He proved that you don’t need to be college graduate to create something new but the will power coupled with hard work & determination!