“a pioneer of incandescent electric lighting”- William Joseph Hammer
He invented the video camera, which is still used today. He also invented a long lasting light bulb which we all still use today and this is what sparked his inventions. He also invented the phonograph, which is essentially a record player, without the records. It created the sound by wavy lines engraved on the device which were scratched by a needle that moves across the engravings.
The idea of using the particular raw material for the light bulb came to Edison while he was examining a few threads from a bamboo fishing pole while relaxing on the shore of Battle Lake in the state of Wyoming. Edison was a photographer and he realised that when he took lots of photos at the same time with little movement when you put them together it looks like a video, and then he put together the camera.
Because of his work he has changed how we live life. His light bulbs have made electricity cheap for everyone and we don’t have to worry about the light bulbs running out. Without his inventions we could be still lighting candles for light today. With his other inventions we can record video and sound which covers the entertainment of today as well as security e.g. CCTV
"If I find 10,000 ways something wont work, I havent failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward." "We will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles.“ "Dont talk to me about X-rays, I am afraid of them.“ "When you become a full-fledged American you will appreciate an American joke."