Thomas Edison in American Mythology

A story has come down concerning one of the famous camping trips which Thomas Edison took with Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, and the naturalist, John Burroughs, in the hills of West Virginia shortly after the First World War.  A village mechanic was inspecting the motor of their ailing car when a … [Read more...]

The Real Revolution

This appeared in Gentry and Gentry South Bay, February 2008.  The recent celebration of Fairchild’s 50th anniversary commemorated not just the founding of a company but an epochal turning point in human evolution. 1957 was in many ways the first year of our time.  The launch of Sputnik put … [Read more...]