Half a year back I thought about Edison’s proliferative notebooks in relation to blogging:

Did you know Thomas Edison’s notebooks ran to three and a half million pages? He wrote down ideas, plans, possibilities, drew sketches, visualised his thoughts and wrote about his colleagues’ work. He used words like if, might, would, could and try very frequently and didn’t bother to write correctly. Obviously his note-taking was productive: in 1882 alone he submitted 107 different patent applications.

The notebooks are online and searchable, long with his letters and patent applications and diaries. I guess I’m more interested in the idea than in actually perusing them, though…

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