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WalterBright · 2016-04-11 · Original thread
Not much of an inventor? Read Josephson's biography "Edison".

http://www.amazon.com/Edison-Biography-Matthew-Josephson/dp/...

You'll be astonished. There's never been anyone else remotely as prolific an inventor.

He pretty much invented the electric power industry. The value of that is almost incalculable. It's hard to see how that is "extractive".

Could you name who you consider a real inventor?

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