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Misquoting Edison

Edison is reputed to have told a reporter something that sounds a little like this “I have not failed 10,000 times. I have not failed once. 814 more words

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Edison's Mother

One day Thomas Edison came home and gave a paper to his mother. He told his mother that his teacher gave this paper to him and said, “Give this to your mother.” 219 more words


Ultrafilters IV: The Light Bulb

I have measured out my life with adjustments

To my lightbulb contraption and the proliferation of its


-Thomas Stearns Edison

Everyone is of course familiar with famed inventor/poet T.S.

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Great Minds (Rarely)

Great minds rarely think alike.

Small minds twiddle their thumbs and puzzle over which great minds to emulate.

Einstein was not much good at math. 51 more words


Blood-Testing Startup Theranos Voids Test Results Dating Back 2 Years

Blood-testing startup Theranos started from a useful idea: why are we all carrying around tiny phonecomputers in our pockets, while the basic technology behind lab tests hasn’t changed much? 252 more words

Theranos Has Thrown Out Two Years of Blood-Test Results

UPDATE: A Theranos spokeswoman confirmed to Fortune that the company voided the Edison results.

Theranos reportedly told federal regulators that it voided two years of results from its Edison blood-testing devices. 280 more words