Friday, September 25, 2020

Thomas Edison on Batteries

Via CalTech:

"The storage battery is, in my opinion, a catchpenny, a sensation, a mechanism for swindling the 
public by stock companies. The storage battery is one of those peculiar things which appeals to the 
imagination, and no more perfect thing could be desired by stock swindlers than that very selfsame 
thing. ... Just as soon as a man gets working on the secondary battery it brings out his latent capacity 
for lying." 
—Thomas Edison in The Electrician (London) Feb. 17, 1883, p. 329,