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Re: [TowerTalk] DC very high voltage transmission lines

To: "JC Smith" <>,"'Michael Tope'" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] DC very high voltage transmission lines
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2006 16:29:02 +0000
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     Two points then I'm done:

1.   The word <electrocution> didn't exist at the time of the 
Edison/Westinghouse battles.  It had to be invented to describe the method of 
execution by electricity.

2.   Edison didn't like AC, it was reported in some books on the subject, 
because he couldn't understand the higher mathematics needed to describe the 
physics associated with alternating current.  Tesla was a master (genius?) on 
the subject and left Edison's lab to work for Westinghouse in the early 20th 

73 de
Gene Smar  AD3F

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "JC Smith" <>
> Another interesting (and macabre) twist to Edison's marketing was that he
> hired schoolboy-thugs to kidnap small animals (dogs mostly) and then
> electrocuted them in public with AC, except he didn't say they were being
> electrocuted, he said they were being "Westinghoused."  No doubt Edison was
> a great inventor but I've lost a lot of respect for him over the years.
> 73 - JC, K0HPS

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