Monday, May 23, 2011

Some Fav Quotes by Thomas Edison

"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk."

Amen to that.  Bodgineering is at the heart of invention.  Once you've bodged something together from bits of this and that, you can see how to do it "properly".

"We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using Nature's inexhaustible sources of energy; sun, wind, and tide.... I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that."

That was his hope in 1903.  He'd be shocked that we're still "working on it" over 100 years later...

"Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something."

OFGEM, take note.

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