Edison Raps Crude Inventions (Dec, 1931)

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Edison Raps Crude Inventions

“INVENTORS go off half-cocked on too many things,” said Thomas A. Edison recently, criticizing American haste in placing on the market too many inventions which have not been thoroughly tested and perfected. His statement was general, and he made no reference to any particular invention.

10 comments
  1. KD5ZS says: March 2, 20102:15 pm

    That sounds more like Congress to me! They sure go half cocked these day, instead of seeing the larger picture.

  2. Firebrand38 says: March 2, 20102:27 pm

    KD5ZS: In that case they truly are representing their constituents.

  3. Charlene says: March 2, 20104:49 pm

    They won’t get out of his yard either!

  4. KD5ZS says: March 2, 20106:32 pm

    What won’t get out of Firebrand’s yard?

  5. jayessell says: March 2, 20107:16 pm

    Edison invented the phonograph AND Rap Music?!?

  6. Toronto says: March 2, 20109:20 pm

    “Thomas Edison and the Crude Intentions” – more of a punk band name, no?

    Oh, wait, it was *inventions.*

    Never mind.

  7. Toronto says: March 2, 20109:25 pm

    I’m rappin’ Tommy A
    And I’m here to say
    When I get ideas
    I see the craziest things!
    Lights hangin’ from the ceilings
    on copper threads.
    Movin’ pictures too
    of big giant heads.
    Mimeographs, and
    a telegraph switch.
    Now what have *you*
    invented, Bitch?

  8. Firebrand38 says: March 2, 201010:02 pm

    Toronto:
    Cue applause.

  9. jayessell says: March 3, 201012:54 pm

    Bravo Toronto!
    But you should have mentioned he electrocuted dogs, cats and an elephant
    in his efforts to discredit Westinghouse’s alternating current.

  10. Sclavinian says: March 3, 20101:24 pm

    That’s Tesla’s alternating current that Westinghouse had the foresight to bet the future on.

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