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Relive the Life and Times
Discover what inspired the phonograph. Find out how Edison promoted the world's first movies. Or learn the underlying technology of his incandescent lamp. Through 3D animation, historic film footage, narrated passages, rare original photographs, period music, hyperlinks, and more, you'll relive the life and times of one of the world's most important inventors. You'll rediscover 13 of his greatest inventions. And you'll see their impact on the world today.
Vast collection of information and interesting facts collected from over 15 books, dozens of periodicals, film archives, and museums
Multimedia reenactiments of the birth and development of each invention
Interactive newspapers that you can print
Comprehensive database of prominent people and events of the time
Interactive timeline connecting Edison's achievements with international events
Original recordings of music from Edison's era
Morse Code game you can use for secret messages
Fun-filled, multilevel trivia game to test your knowledge of Edison's life and inventions
Simulated original motion pictures viewed in Edison's kinetoscope parlor
1. Discover Inventions
2. Go Figure
3. Read the Paper
"The telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value."
4. Look Ahead
5. Step Back in Time
Here's a Glimpse of What You'll Find:
6. Watch a Movie
7. Travel the Timeline
8. Play Around
Edison's Major Inventions:
Requirements: IBM and compatibles, 486DX/33 MHz or better, 8 MB RAM (16MB recommended), hard disk, 256 color SVGA, double speed CD-ROM drive (quad speed recommended), Windows 95 or Windows 3.1, Windows compatible sound card.
Requirements: Macintosh, 68040/25 MHz or better (Quadra or PowerPC recommended), 12 MB RAM (16MB recommended), 13" 256 color monitor, hard disk, double speed CD-ROM drive (quad speed recommended), System 7.1 or higher, QuickTime 2.1, Sound Manager 3.1.
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