With the Passing of Time

Incandescent

Posted on: May 17, 2008

incandescent
\in-kun-DESS-unt\ | adjective

1 a : white, glowing, or luminous with intense heat
1 b : marked by brilliance especially of expression
1 c : characterized by glowing zeal : ardent
2 a : of, relating to, or being light produced by incandescence
2 b : producing light by incandescence

I took the wikipedia link as my first link because it’s about a light bulb and not just a definition. And predictably my mind has gone straight to Schoolhouse Rock.

The first image is from the Department of Energy Web site.

It’s always so strange to think that there’s gas inside a light bulb. And pretty cool to think of someone coming up with the idea in the first place. The power went off for a few hours on Saturday and even though I could think of things to do that weren’t connected to the computer, it was so dark that I couldn’t do any of them. How in the world did people function before electricity? I would not have been able to function.

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