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Thomas A. Edison

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Thomas A. Edison

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 - October 18, 1931) was an American profilic inventor and businessman.

 He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and because of that, he is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.

Edison is the fourth most prolific inventor in history, holding 1,093 US patents in his name, as well as many patents in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. He is credited with numerous inventions that contributed to mass communication and, in particular, telecommunications. These included a stock ticker, a mechanical vote recorder, a battery for an electric car, electrical power, recorded music and motion pictures.

Wednesday Mar 11, 2015

Thomas A. Edison : Nothing is useless

Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.

Monday Dec 22, 2014

Thomas A. Edison : A better way

There's a way to do it better - find it.

Monday Aug 25, 2014

Thomas A. Edison : Don't give up

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Thursday Jul 24, 2014

Thomas A. Edison : Non-violence

Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.

Friday Jul 11, 2014

Thomas A. Edison : I have not failed

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

Tuesday Apr 22, 2014

Thomas A. Edison : What you are

What you are will show in what you do.

Tuesday Apr 15, 2014

Thomas A. Edison : Your Worth

Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.

Tuesday Apr 8, 2014

Thomas A. Edison : Astound yourself

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.

Tuesday Aug 13, 2013

Thomas A. Edison about his way of working

When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes.