Friday, February 11, 2011

Thomas Alva Edison: Wizard of Menlo Park

I usually don't commemorate birthdays here (I leave that to the experts), but this one was too good to pass by. Today, in 1847, Thomas Alva Edison made his first appearance on this earth. Great inventor and harnesser of light and sound, he is the great inventor and harbinger of the world we currently inhabit.

Though he didn't invent the motion picture camera (French people did so), he was an early pioneer of the form. I watched the following 1899 artifact a few weeks ago at the Brooklyn Museum. Watch and All Hail the master of Light!

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