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The Wizard Of Your Christmas Tree
THOMAS EDISON’S GIFT TO THE SEASON
November/December 2003 | Volume 54, Issue 6
And there’s more to the story than just agreeable illuminations. Bill Nelson notes that inventive engineers, searching for a way to connect several strings of Christmas lights, came up with innovations that improved on the pronged wall plug. It’s not like inventing the computer, but it’s what we still use to bring it power.