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From: Dave McGuire <>
Date: Tue Jan 1 13:00:19 2002

On January 1, John Allain wrote:
> > ...Marconi, become the "inventor of Radio" which we
> > are now celebrating, despite the fact that Tesla won
> > a court decision ...
> One book I have (I think it was written in the 1930's, when the
> people who knew the history were Alive) suggested that Radio
> was Discovered rather than invented. Some people were
> working on well calibrated Telegraph equipment and noticed
> that they could get signals from a loop that wasn't physically
> connected to the recieving loop. This of course set of alot of
> peoples' curiosity going and led to directed experimentation
> and then the Science only much later.

  This is a very interesting piont...I think there's a pretty clear line
between invention and discovering a phenomenon and then devising a way
to control or take advantage of it.


Dave McGuire
St. Petersburg, FL         "Less talk.  More synthohol." --Lt. Worf
Received on Tue Jan 01 2002 - 13:00:19 GMT

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