Pioneer developments within the general electric company

Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 March 1909
Volume: 28
Page(s): 19 - 29
ISSN (Paper): 0097-2444
DOI: 10.1109/PAIEE.1909.6660236



I have been asked to speak to the Section members to-night regarding "Pioneer Developments within the General Electric Company." I have attempted many different lines of work since the beginning of my business career, some 28 years ago, but this is the first time I have tried to fill the post of historian. Dr. Steinmetz has said that he always likes to play the rĂ´le of a prophet, because to be a successful prophet it is only necessary to put the date of your prophesies far enough in the future to insure that all your present listeners will be dead.