Wikipedia 10K Redux by Reagle from Starling archive. Bugs abound!!!
Initially, it was believed that Thomas Edison invented the motion picture camera, but it has since been proven that [[William Kennedy Laurie Dickson]] actually invented it at the Edison laboratories. However, his influence on the history of film stretches far beyond that of instigator. He became a powerhouse of film production and must be given credit for establishing a standard that allowed film to emerge as a mass media and not just a vaudeville novelty. ---- I have read that, similarly, the credit traditionally given to Thomas Edison for the invention of the [[Light Bulb]] is misplaced. I am not competent to assess this claim. He did invent the filament for the light bulb...I know that.