Electric vocabulary

morreale Tuesday 17 of July, 2012
James Sheils gives this short TED talk on the history of our Electric Vocabulary. I did not know, for example, that Benjamen Franklin devised the term battery as reference to canon batteries on early sailing ships. These ships fired their canons all at the same time. Franklin reasoned that his array of charged cells also all discharged at the same time. Oh ya, charge and discharge refers to charging and discharging of muskets.