Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison

Born: February 11, 1847

Died: October 18, 1931

Nationality: American

Occupation: Inventor, businessman

Biography: Thomas Alva Edison was an American 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.

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Source/Notes: As quoted in: How to Think Like Einstein : Simple Ways to Break the Rules and Discover Your Hidden Genius (2000) by Scott Thorpe, p. 124
Source/Notes: Variant of a remark made by Edison. As quoted in "Edison: His Life and Inventions, Volume 2" by Frank Lewis Dyer, Thomas Commerford Martin, Harper & Brothers, 1910, p. 636

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