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Fame in Media


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Who is this Edison guy? What did he do? Does he deserve anything we give him? This examines the difference between Edison in popular media, the usual view on him, and what he actually was.

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Fame in Media

  1. 1. Thomas Edison in Fiction By: Joshua Martin-Corrales
  2. 2. Thomas Edison Who is this guy anyways?
  3. 3. The FactsThe “provable” facts.
  4. 4. Edison in FictionMeanwhile behind the fourth wall.
  5. 5. Lives of Eccentrics
  6. 6. Five Fists of Science
  7. 7. Atomic Robo
  8. 8. Thomas Edison’s Shaggy Dog
  9. 9. ObservationsEdison baaaaaaaaad, Tesla goooooooood.
  10. 10. ReflectionsSo who was this Edison guy, really?
  11. 11. AfterthoughtHe had no hobby, cared for no sort of amusement of any kind andlived in utter disregard of the most elementary rules of hygiene. [...]His method was inefficient in the extreme, for an immense ground hadto be covered to get anything at all unless blind chance intervenedand, at first, I was almost a sorry witness of his doings, knowing thatjust a little theory and calculation would have saved him 90% of thelabour. But he had a veritable contempt for book learning andmathematical knowledge, trusting himself entirely to his inventorsinstinct and practical American sense.—Nikola Tesla
  12. 12. QuestionsDo you have ‘em?