[ US /ˈɛdɪsən/ ]
  1. United States inventor; inventions included the phonograph and incandescent electric light and the microphone and the Kinetoscope (1847-1931)
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  • Spanish-American War of 1898 Edison suggested to the Navy Department the adoption of a compound of calcium carbide and calcium phosphite, which when placed in a shell and fired from a gun would explode as soon as it struck water and ignite, producing a blaze that would continue several minutes and make the ships of the enemy visible for four or five miles at sea. Edison, His Life and Inventions
  • We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything. Thomas A. Edison 
  • Restlessness is discontent - and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man - and I will show you a failure. Thomas A. Edison 
  • Edison designed this distribution system to compete with gaslight on price, while offering brighter and safer illumination.
  • Until the invention of the lightbulb (damn you, Edison!), the average person slumbered 10 hours a night.
  • A two-pack of its 72-watt bulbs replacing Edison's 100-watt retails for about $3. Traditional incandescent bulbs on their way out starting Jan. 1
  • Edison played a major role in crafting the 1996 deregulation law.
  • I give her medison one man have a fellon riseing on his hand one other with the Tooth ake has taken cold in the jaw &c. The Journals of Lewis and Clark, 1804-1806
  • Edison was born in 1874.
  • Edison didn't invent the light bulb -- he invented one * type* of light bulb. the bulb had been already invented. indoor plumbing is over 2000 years old. electricity came along long before Ben Franklin and gang -- it just didn't get used much. and so on. perhaps the biggest mistake people make is to equate "invention" with "progress" or "improvement". A Priori (Jack Bog's Blog)
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