Thomas Edison

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Noun1.Thomas Edison - United States inventorThomas Edison - United States inventor; inventions included the phonograph and incandescent electric light and the microphone and the Kinetoscope (1847-1931)
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He was the Wizard of Menlo Park, and they are the Wizards of Fenway Park, except that his inventions had some value.
That certainly would be true of a book seeking to connect the technical affairs of the Wizard of Menlo Park, Thomas Edison, with the entertainment aspirations of P.
If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed," the Wizard of Menlo Park is quoted as saying.
If he were in the food business today he might be CEO of P&G and if he were a retailer the Wizard of Menlo Park might be reinventing the supermarket rather than putting the business on autopilot and turning stores into purveyors of commodities.