>But didn't he develop the first practical commercial electric chair as
>part of his promotion of his power transmission system?
>Electrocution is much more energy efficient than having to melt a pot of
Yes... but not as a promotion for HIS power transmission, but rather as a
DEMOTION for Westinghouse's. Edison believed in DC power, Westinghouse
was pushing AC. In an effort to show that DC was safer than AC, Edison
electrocuted an Elephant with Westinghouse's AC power. From there it lead
to the Electric Chair as a means of execution.