Google's Thomas Edison 164th Birthday Logo

Feb 11, 2011 - 8:05 am 49 by
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Today is Thomas Edison's 164th birthday. Thomas Edison was one of the world's most famous inventors. Some of his inventions include the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and an electric light bulb. He has 1,093 U.S. patents under his belt making him one of the, if not the, most achieved inventors of all time.

To celebrate his birthday, Google has posted an animated logo appreciating some of his more well-known inventions. The logo contains old-fashioned, patent-like diagrams of his inventions, including the electric lightbulb, the phonograph and the motion picture camera.

Here is the animated version:

Google : Thomas Edison's 164th Birthday

I actually spent a lot of time nearby where he lived and worked. He and his family lived at 25 Gramercy Park in New York City, right near the old Baruch College, City University of New York, where I went to undergrad. So I parked right near his old home fairly often.

In any event, we also posted a special theme for Edison's birthday. Here is a screen shot of the theme:

Search Engine Roundtable : Thomas Edison's 164th Birthday

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