Letter: In brief

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The Independent Culture
Sir: Whatever else Benjamin Franklin achieved, he certainly did not harness electricity to our needs (leading article, 30 December). We draw our electricity from generators, not from the skies. Have you not heard of Michael Faraday and Thomas Alva Edison? Nor should we forget the humble battery, a chemical source of electric current first devised by Franklin's friend Alessandro Volta in 1800.

NAVIN SULLIVAN

London N2

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