I read “the wizard of Menlo Park, a life of Thomas Edison” recently. All this while I saw Edison as the guy who killed Tesla. I am not sure if that is true, but reading this book made me know a few other things about Edison.
His entrepreneurial journey begun in early age, printing newspaper in running train.
An outlier without any formal degree gifting so many innovations/patents to the world.
His fake till making it attitude, belief in self, arrogance, and pride.
His generous offerings to journalists in the form of company equities.
His obsession with brand “Edison”
His notable other contributions besides light bulb.
His friendship with Ford and urge to ship electric cars.
His don’t give up and win at any cost attitude.
I am happy that I read about Edison, at least in the next coffee conversation I am not going to say: Edison killed Tesla. Lastly, our man Edison was deaf.
How many of us are living in isolation? We resort to social media applications, news feeds. Do we feel we don’t belong in this real world where we would interact humanly?
Why do we have to take shelter to anonymous platforms to share our pain, happiness?
Is it because with the advancement of technology has affected our relationship in a different manner?
Are we more comfortable sharing and caring for remote strangers than the ones we grew up playing gully cricket/football with? Or is it we are all displaced from our native and we don’t have those friends anymore at walking distance?
Civilization has come far, we are living a better life yet more isolated and glued inside the gadgets?
How many decades are we away from the singularity?