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Jan 12 2008   5:23PM GMT

Overheard: Google is leading the new industrial revolution

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

nicholas_carr.jpg The real electrical innovation wasn’t Thomas Edison’s idea of installing individual power plants in factories. It was Edison’s financial clerk, Samuel Insull, who thought of creating a central plant that powers an entire region, turning electricity into a utility and vastly dropping its price.

Nicholas Carr, as quoted in When Google Grows Up

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