Saturday, February 27, 2010

Unusual Pictures Of Uncommon People

The extent of this young man's formal education was only a few months of schooling. By the time he was 13, he was selling newspapers and candy on a train that ran between Port Huron and Detroit and by the age of 16, he was working full time as a telegrapher.

He's had a tremendous impact on how we spend our time and how we live our lives. He developed our practical, economical and safe lighting system and invented both the phonograph and motion picture. Thomas Alva Edison changed the way we see things and what we are able to hear.


Sweet Repose said...

Isn't it amazing what a thirst for knowledge will lead to, if only the youth of today in America would strive for such goals.

Happy weekend, will be in the 40's tomorrow, we're having a heat wave!!!

Eryl Shields said...

I find people like Edison completely amazing. I guess he had nothing to lose so he wasn't afraid to make mistakes, and being a genius helped!