5.4 Product champion

Throughout the development of this innovation Edison endeavoured, by means of persuasive argument and demonstrations of progress, to convince those people who were in a position to help further the success of the electric light that it had great potential. These people included financiers who could provide capital for more research and development, industrialists who might install it in their factories, and politicians who might agree to the large-scale city installation of a lighting system.
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1.3.5 Journals

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Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit you should have:

  • an understanding of ‘texts’ that is not restricted to the written word;

  • an understanding of war memorials as text;

  • a basic ability to interpret a visual text.


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1.2.7 Key points

Diagrams can be helpful in clarifying your thinking because:

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