Now, I understand why people have major misconceptions about inventors and inventions. They acquire the misconceptions from media stories, and the only way to dispel the illusion of knowledge is to write a better story. For example in the 1990s, books about Nikola Tesla managed to improve his public standing relative to Thomas Edison.
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