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What is your image of an inventor? A frumpy, frazzle-haired nerd working alone in his basement? Did Edison match this description? How was innovation systematized during this period? Why was innovation systematized during this period? Is progress marked by technological advance? In general, does technology improve our lives? Or does it create as many problems as it solves? Do Americans have an appropriate attitude toward technology? Are they too enamored with it? Are they too suspicious of it?