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rxwine
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March 17th, 2013 at 3:01:55 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

This is my 9999th post, I have to come up something
profound for the 10,000th. Hmmm.



Trying to mix it up, eh?
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
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March 17th, 2013 at 3:05:39 PM permalink
Here's to 10,000 more =)

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Zcore13
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March 17th, 2013 at 3:44:50 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Here's something profound Edison said about inventing
the filament for the light bulb. This will do for my 10,000
post.



Brilliant analogy! Well Done! :)

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thecesspit
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March 17th, 2013 at 4:06:49 PM permalink
Yeah, all Edison had to do was find someone else's way that did work (or so the Tesla lovers out there will tell you... the line is that Edison was a excellent, but ruthless business man, rather than a genius inventor).
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March 17th, 2013 at 4:21:23 PM permalink
Quote: thecesspit

Yeah, all Edison had to do was find someone else's way that did work (or so the Tesla lovers out there will tell you... the line is that Edison was a excellent, but ruthless business man, rather than a genius inventor).



I'd compare him to Steve Jobs in many ways.
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rxwine
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March 17th, 2013 at 4:32:12 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

I'd compare him to Steve Jobs in many ways.



Yeah, I think today Edison would be known more accurately as the force behind most of his inventions. One man, 2000 patents. Be pretty hard without some people behind the scenes doing a lot of work.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
EvenBob
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March 17th, 2013 at 4:35:05 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

I'd compare him to Steve Jobs in many ways.



Edison was a cut throat businessman first and an
inventor second. Tesla worked for Edison for years.
Edison had a 5th grade education, could barely read,
rarely bathed, and had no scruples about anything.
All according to Tesla. Edison's claim to fame was
buying a patent and improving on it. He did that
with the light bulb.
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AZDuffman
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March 17th, 2013 at 5:44:28 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Edison was a cut throat businessman first and an
inventor second. Tesla worked for Edison for years.
Edison had a 5th grade education, could barely read,
rarely bathed, and had no scruples about anything.
All according to Tesla. Edison's claim to fame was
buying a patent and improving on it. He did that
with the light bulb.



That is how DOS 1.0 was made. Some hobbyist thought he was making out like a bandit when Gates paid him five figures for his creation. Credit often goes to someone other than who first made it. Olds was using an assembly line before Henry Ford used one, and who remembers VisiCalc?
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March 17th, 2013 at 5:44:41 PM permalink
I'm still waiting for EB to hit that shot.

(What EB doesn't know is I switched his thrice-filtered vodka with some Everclear 190. Let's see if he notices =D)
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SanchoPanza
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March 17th, 2013 at 5:45:56 PM permalink
Quote: thecesspit

Yeah, all Edison had to do was find someone else's way that did work (or so the Tesla lovers out there will tell you... the line is that Edison was a excellent, but ruthless business man, rather than a genius inventor).


He set the model for Bill Gates.

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