Da Vinci Better Inventor Than Edison Essay

1376 Words Jun 24th, 2013 6 Pages
Liza Marie Lay
T. Ana Isaza
Writing
17 April 2013
The Men of Great Mind ‘’Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.’’ – Thomas A. Edison. Egyptians, Greeks, Mesopotamian, and others ancient civilizations invented methods or tools of works to survive. In fact, man has been inventing since he has existed. Today, I am going to compare two of the greatest inventors of the world. They lived almost 415 years apart in different cultural periods. One was an engineer, an artist, an architect, a scientist, while the other was a businessman, an engineer, a visioneer: two of the best inventors who had ever existed, Leonardo Da Vinci and Thomas Alva Edison. I’ll have to choose
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Since Da Vinci’s parachute was to be made with linen covering a wood frame, the hefty weight of the device also was viewed as an issue. (‘‘Leonardo Da Vinci Inventions. Da Vinci’s Inventions.) All great inventors have disadvantages; Da Vinci had the worst disadvantage an inventor could have, never testing or building his inventions by himself. His notes, drawings and sketches provided all the information how the device or the invention would operate, yet when modern scientist try to recreate or construct Da Vinci’s inventions most don’t work out properly meaning that most of his inventions wouldn’t have a real value. Despite this fact, Leonardo Da Vinci was an inventor ahead of his time full with different ideas that definitely with some improvements would create many inventions in the modern and contemporary world.
Thomas A. Edison. Edison was the first inventor to see invention as far more than simply embodying an idea in a working artifact. His vision encompassed what the twentieth century would call

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