By now, most of you have probably heard that Time Magazine’s Ninth Annual History Special features Thomas Edison.  Perhaps you have already seen or purchased the issue.     

Time’s managing Editor, Rick Stengel, writes that they chose Edison “because we need his example now more than ever.”  He adds, that “Though we live in a time of great innovation, the US is in danger of losing its pre-eminence in science and technology.  American investment in research and development has not increased as a percentage of GNP since the 1980’s, while the government’s share has been declining.  And this at a time when China is rapidly increasing its commitment to R&D.  The U.S. was once among the leading nations in the ratio of science and engineering grads to its college-age population.  Now it ranks near the bottom of the 23 nations that collect such data.  We hope that Edison’s story might not only stimulate innovation but also inspire more young Americans to study science and engineering.”

As a help, we have added the link to the articles.  Once there, you can subscribe to 6 weeks of Time magazine for $1.99.  That will give you electronic access to the articles on Edison.  Or, you can access the articles on your iPad, if Time is one of your apps.  Or, if you’d rather, you can pick up a copy of the Time magazine Edison issue for $4.95.

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