Thursday September 15th 2011

Thought for the Day

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

~ Thomas Edison
(1847-1931)



*Thomas Alva Edison

Thomas EdisonBorn: February 11, 1847 Milan, Ohio, U.S.
Died: October 18, 1931 (aged 84) West Orange, New Jersey, U.S.

An American inventor, scientist, and businessman who 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. Considered one of the most prolific inventors in history, holding 1,093 U.S. patents in his name, as well as many patents in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.

Dubbed “The Wizard of Menlo Park” (now Edison, New Jersey) by a newspaper reporter, he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large teamwork to the process of invention, and therefore is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.

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