I was in my local Barnes & Noble( wich opened last month, in my home town), and Bought a copy of "The Wizard of Menlo Park" "How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World" by Randall Stross. I just started to read it, and it is a very good book, so far. It's not a normal Biography, but more how Edison built is Menlo Park lab, and how he became an Entrepreneur, and inventor. Three Professors, from three different Universities, give it high prise. I'm enjoying, reading it, even though I just started.
Post by orthophonic on May 15, 2007 9:51:48 GMT -5
Edison makes for some fascinating reading! I feel that it took much more insight to actually invent things from scratch than it did to improve a product already in existance. Edison was a multi-talented individual who did so much more than just invent the phonograph and lightbulb. Incidentally, his lightbulb is still a very good idea as there are no hazardous chemicals involved in its disposal.
Post by gramophoneshane on May 15, 2007 13:13:22 GMT -5
We used to have that at our local library, but when I went to take it out last time, it had been stolen. And they weren't replacing it because they could no longer get it. I only read some of the entries on phono related stuff, and from what I can remember, it was a great book. Happy reading!!