Tag Archives: Thomas Edison

Long Distance AC Inaugurated

How often do we think about the electrical power we use each day in our lives?  We flip on lights, charge our devices, control the heating and cooling of our homes and businesses, and so much more with electricity. The … Continue reading

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Ideas

Recently, I came across an article that claims gorillas, when given cocaine, lie more often.  Like many items on the Internet, the story didn’t provide any good information, nor did it enlighten me.  It was good click-bait, though. I do … Continue reading

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Edison’s Essay Question

Inventor Thomas Edison employed several assistants to help him develop and construct many of his inventions. Edison hired people with little education because “smart people knew too many ways a thing won’t work”. Edison provided the core ideas but the assistants … Continue reading

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The Fleming Valve

To begin the actual on-air portion of my radio career in the early 1970’s, I was required to obtain an operator’s license from the Federal Communications Commission.  Before the bureaucratic streamlining, anyone who ran the audio and transmitter controls was … Continue reading

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The Phonautograph

I’m frequently amazed when cycles manifest in surprising ways.  A few years ago, I stumbled across an obscure article disavowing Thomas Edison’s claim of being the first person to record or to create an artifact of a human voice or … Continue reading

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