Building the World

Fire in a jar


Thomas Edison’s invention. Image: wikimedia commons.

It was on this day, in another year, that Thomas Edison declared successful the quest to capture fire in a jar. Later, Einstein would further explore the Promethean. How have things changed, since, and as a result of, October 21, 1879?

For a first-hand account of Edison’s lab demonstration:

Building the World Blog by Kathleen Lusk Brooke and Zoe G Quinn is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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