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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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Hiding her from gangsters, would-be writer and, in the absence of a clergyman, self-appointed town philosopher and moralist Tom Edison (Paul Bettany) takes Grace in and assures her that the townsfolk are "good people, they're honest people."
Like Tom Edison, Ford, Chrysler, and GM engineers are discovering that fashioning something different from the traditional combustion engine is no mean feat.
Scourge of the new right (not to mention cold war liberals); scholar of surveillance in particular and repression in general; mentor to two generations of Nation editors, writers and interns; lawyer, historian, people's philosopher, Frank Donner, who died last week, looked like a disheveled Tom Edison but wrote like Tom Paine: "Let it at least be said:" he remarked apropos some anti-libertarian abomination, "that we sounded the alarm:"
.We have forgotten that Spinoza earned his living as a lens grinder and that Tom Edison quit school at nine." Howe described a woman in her twenties who lived for several years in Paris, worked for a French magazine, and taught French at a private school when she returned to the United States.