AC/DC: The Savage Tale of the First Standards War by Tom McNichol

By Tom McNichol

AC/DC tells the little-known tale of ways Thomas Edison wrongly wager within the fierce struggle among supporters of alternating present and direct present. The savagery of this electric conflict can hardly ever be imagined this present day. The showdown among AC and DC all started as a slightly basic clash among technical criteria, a conflict of competing the way to convey basically an analogous product, electrical energy. however the skirmish quickly metastasized into anything larger and darker. within the AC/DC conflict, the worst features of human nature one way or the other bought stuck up within the wires; a silent, lethal movement of vanity, vainness, and cruelty. Following the trail of least resistance, the conflict of currents quickly settled round that the majority primal of human feelings: worry. AC/DC serves as an item lesson in undesirable company procedure and bad determination making. Edison's lack of ability to work out his mistake was once a key think about his lack of keep watch over over the ?operating process? for his destiny inventions?not to say the corporate he based, basic Electric.

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