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Thomas Edison

An American businessman and inventor. He is especially known for inventing the light bulb, but he also created the phonograph, which laid the foundation for much of modern telecommunications. He founded General Electric. Edison lived from 1847 to 1931.
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Overall, The Wizard of Menlo Park brings into sharp and dramatic focus the extent to which modern society and its patterns of mass leisure are indebted to the inventions of Thomas Alva Edison.
The public became fascinated by The Wizard of Menlo Park, and his laboratory attracted a constant stream of investors and businessmen hoping to work with him.
The Wizard of Menlo Park made predictions about the future and was consulted by newspapers and world leaders on all manner of problems.
By the time he turned his attention to moving pictures in the 1890s, the electric light and the phonograph were behind him, and the Wizard of Menlo Park had become an international celebrity.