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If you were around in the 1950s you will probably remember it as a boom time for electrical gadgets. With Word War II over, industry was free to create products for consumers to help improve their lives. Whether it’s rocking out to Elvis, watching this new thing called TV, filling your kitchen with appliances or brimming with excitement over the moon landing, there was a lot happening in this decade.
Thomas Edison, born Feb 11 1847, is arguably one of the world’s greatest inventors with over 1000 patents, contributing the phonograph, camera and lightbulb and thereby significantly changing the modern world.
Like all technological breakthroughs human kind have discovered, it doesn’t take us long to start using the new inventions to make our life easier!