I think that Edison should be considered an independent inventor because he focused more onmaking things that would change how we did things like the light bulb and motion picturecamera. Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park Lab was like the first modern industrial research lab, BellLaboratories was modeled after it. (TE Menlo Park, 2017) Like Menlo Park Lab, Bell’s Lab had itsown research department to develop ideas and patents. It seems to me that Menlo Parkdeveloped into an industrial research lab, were Bell’s Lab started as one.I am torn between working for Edison in his Menlo Park lab or the Bell Lab. I think that workingat Menlo Park Lab would be more satisfying because you would be working on things that havenever been made. However, I think that would be disheartening after a while if nothing everreally came of it. At least at the Bell Lab you could work on things you knew worked you just had
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