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Edison - The Man Who Didn't Invent The Lightbulb

Hits: 9631 | Rating: (2.4) | Category: Misc. | Added by: kitteh9lives
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Grendal
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 185 Posts
Monday, February 13, 2012 4:42:17 PM
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.

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5726 Posts
Monday, February 13, 2012 7:21:49 AM
Go Tesla!

Discobiscuit
Male, 18-29, Western US
 543 Posts
Sunday, February 12, 2012 9:10:57 PM
@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.

Victim
Male, 70 & Over, Africa
 220 Posts
Sunday, February 12, 2012 11:28:03 AM
where is the black history version of this

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26157 Posts
Sunday, February 12, 2012 9:43:32 AM
One of the first films ever was... boxing kittehs!@!

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.

denmarkcm
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 332 Posts
Sunday, February 12, 2012 9:08:06 AM
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..

furrything
Male, 50-59, Europe
 901 Posts
Sunday, February 12, 2012 5:39:00 AM
Edison was a plagiarising thug....burned one of teslas places down.

tedgp
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3283 Posts
Sunday, February 12, 2012 2:10:45 AM
So in short, he was the original steve jobs?

Pandabee
Female, 40-49, Europe
 838 Posts
Sunday, February 12, 2012 2:10:15 AM
@jamie76, well Steve Jobs said it himself, 'why join the Navy, when you can be a pirate?'

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24732 Posts
Sunday, February 12, 2012 12:14:02 AM


Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24732 Posts
Sunday, February 12, 2012 12:13:39 AM
Edison... just another name

Profworm
Male, 30-39, Western US
 313 Posts
Sunday, February 12, 2012 12:01:49 AM
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.

jamie76
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2350 Posts
Saturday, February 11, 2012 11:56:58 PM
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.

teknollag
Male, 18-29, Canada
 164 Posts
Saturday, February 11, 2012 11:32:30 PM
Interesting to see people who were labeled as "slow" when they were young do things like this later in life.

tnaran
Male, 30-39, Canada
 211 Posts
Saturday, February 11, 2012 9:34:33 PM
I thought Tesla was an immortal vampire?

xiquiripat
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2419 Posts
Saturday, February 11, 2012 9:27:52 PM
Tesla's bitch.

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Saturday, February 11, 2012 8:47:23 PM
@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?

smaus
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 680 Posts
Saturday, February 11, 2012 8:41:58 PM
I had always thought he had created nothing at all, and I was wrong, concrete furniture... sigh

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12564 Posts
Saturday, February 11, 2012 8:18:03 PM
Sounds like a fair summary

I-IS-BORED
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2432 Posts
Saturday, February 11, 2012 8:13:18 PM
If you didn't know edison didn't invent the light bulb (two words, not one) then your education system has failed you.

kitteh9lives
Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 1454 Posts
Saturday, February 11, 2012 12:20:46 PM
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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