posted on Feb, 10 2004 @ 01:46 PM
Ok, I want to find out if what I'm reading is accurate. I'm reading a book on Tessla named Tessla, a Modern Sorcerer. It starts out setting
up Tessla, and then Edison, for the conflict that is about to ensue.
Now it's the Edison setup that I find disturbing, so I'm going to state it here, and people can let me know if the information in this book is
accurate, or if they were trying to paint Edison as a villan to get the point across.
First, it states that Edison never bathed or took off his clothes, including durring congigal visits to his wife. It also says he had very little
knowlege of math, and his way of experimenting was to just try everything under the sun. This caused him to have some of the highest research costs
Then we come to the sinister Edison. It also states in the book that he would steal people's pattents, and try to change one thing in it to beat that
person to the market. A little more creative then Bill Gates, but still along the same lines. Steal people's technology and pass it off as your
So is this an accurate depiction of Edison (there's a lot more slamming of him in the book), or is the book taking a lot of liberties? And if it's
true, why are our schoolkids not being taught this?