Interesting Tim O'Reilly article.

From: Carlos Murillo <>
Date: Sun Dec 15 19:38:01 2002

At 02:36 PM 12/15/02 -0600, you wrote:
> And of course Edison went to great lengths to show that the
>competing AC of Tesla would electrocute everybody. (And
>incidentally take profits from his DC, Edison Electric company)

... "great lengths" included the public electrocution
of an elephant to demonstrate the peril of AC. Which
is where the idea of the electric chair took off.

(apocryphal... please correct as needed).

Carlos E. Murillo-Sanchez
Received on Sun Dec 15 2002 - 19:38:01 GMT

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