How many of you know the real story of Thomas Edison and the invention of the "electric chair"? Thomas Edison and Nicole Tesla were in a fight over the type of electricity being used. Tesla was backed by Westinghouse and promoted AC current and Edison (who was better at exploiting things and selling them than inventing them ---like Steve Jobs). Edison promoted DC electrical current that required a power plant every square mile (won't go into the technical aspects.) Edison and General Electric were so mad because Tesla was getting his way that he proposed that AC current was more dangerous than DC current and Edison would prove it by killing a man on death row with it. The only thing is, Edison grossly miscalculated the amount of electricity to kill the man and he had to be shocked at least five times before he died of a horribly agonizing death after having 3rd degree burns, convultions, etc. for a period of time while Edison and the team discussed increasing the voltage levels and how they could go about doing it. In the long run, it was proven that Tesla's AC current would replace all DC for powerline transmissioin (except for modern high voltage DC, which is another story). Tesla died broke, but created many things, including transmission of radio, before Marconi was credited. Edison died a rich man due to his marketing and sales capabilities. Edison did not invent most of his products in fact, all of the different electrodes he tested on his light bulb were not tested by him, but by engineers that worked in his lab. Would you call the true story revisionist history, or would you call it the truth after history books claimed of these perfect historical men such as Edison? Just an interesting little --- true story!