10.0620 Wizard of Menlo Park caricature?

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Thu, 23 Jan 1997 21:46:00 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 620.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: "Sarah L. Higley" <slhi@troi.cc.rochester.edu> (58)
Subject: The Wizard of Menlo Park (was: cybercultural studies)

Help! I saw the Discovery Channel program on Thomas Edison some months
ago, and I also had in my hands, in the summer of 1995, a book which
featured the self-same caricature of the famous inventor--but now I can't
seem to recover it: "The Wizard of Menlo Park" shows Edison in his
laboratory, his head huge, and crowned with a pointed sorceror's cap. If
any of you humanists with "cyberculture" interests, or interests in
history of science or popular culture know of this caricature and where
it's published, how I could get permissions to reproduce it, etc., I would
be indebted. I'm working on the popular demonizations of famous
inventors/scientists, but my study does take me into more recognizably
cybercultural areas. Meanwhile, how to get this picture? Frustrated at
my slippery fingers...

Yours sincerely,
Sarah L. Higley