Smil’s brief list of the pioneering creators of electric systems

Michael Giberson In the process of explaining why Steve Jobs, though talented, is no Thomas Edison, Vaclav Smil name-drops a “brief list of the pioneering creators of electric systems”: This fundamental innovation [the electric power system] was created during a remarkably short period of time—most of it between the late 1870s and the beginning of … More Smil’s brief list of the pioneering creators of electric systems