Edison - The Man Who Didn`t Invent The Lightbulb

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 5 years ago in Misc

A short history of Thomas Edison to commemorate the 165th anniversary of his birthday.
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Male 182
So Steve Jobs was a modern day Thomas Edison. Not creating new technology but simply improving already establish tech and then taking credit for it.
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Male 5,811
Go Tesla!
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Male 542
@denmarkcm

And then to counter that little stunt, Tesla ran an AC current through his body and lit up a bulb at the 1893 world exposition.

I always keep this on my car.
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Male 219
where is the black history version of this
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Male 40,764
One of the first films ever was... boxing [email protected]!

Edison was scum, but he was smart. This film was fair I think.
He had a team of `inventors` who worked 9-5 `inventing` things like the electric pen.
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Male 341
He also electrocuted an Elephant using AC power to try to scare people into only using DC. In the long run, people wanted to save money with AC..
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Male 1,397
Edison was a plagiarising thug....burned one of teslas places down.
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Male 3,285
So in short, he was the original steve jobs?
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Female 856
@jamie76, well Steve Jobs said it himself, `why join the Navy, when you can be a pirate?`
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Male 25,416

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Male 25,416
Edison... just another name
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Male 626
A lot of people here in the US think Ford invented the automobile.

Hardly their fault. Kids aren`t taught who made the first cars. They`re taught how significant Ford was in developing the assembly line and little to nothing more than that. When one snippet is all you are taught of a larger history, what hope does a person have of knowing much of anything.
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Male 2,344
edison was like Jobs, he never did a damn thing that someone else didn`t do first or better and like jobs he often bought, stole or sued his way to glory.
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Male 164
Interesting to see people who were labeled as "slow" when they were young do things like this later in life.
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Male 220
I thought Tesla was an immortal vampire? :-P
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Male 2,422
Tesla`s bitch.
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Male 6,227
@I-IS-BORED:

(1) Merriam-Webster Collegiate (11/e) has "lightbulb" as one word, so Kitteh has it correct. (I`ve worked as a professional copyeditor, so don`t even start.)

(2) If you`re going to get all persnickety on grammar, you should be capping your proper nouns.

(3) I didn`t know Edison didn`t invent the lightbulb (or if I did know, I`d forgotten it): concluding that my education system "has failed me" might be overstating it just a little, don`t you think?
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Male 715
I had always thought he had created nothing at all, and I was wrong, concrete furniture... sigh
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Male 15,270
Sounds like a fair summary
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Male 2,419
If you didn`t know edison didn`t invent the light bulb (two words, not one) then your education system has failed you.
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Female 8,043
Link: Edison - The Man Who Didn`t Invent The Lightbulb [Rate Link] - A short history of Thomas Edison to commemorate the 165th anniversary of his birthday.
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