The War of the Currents

Posted by Bob Landstrom: CISSP, CGEIT

This week I was in New York City attending a meeting with the Executive Communication Group. One night I decided to go for a walk, and as I was walking I reflected upon the fact that right there, in the streets of Manhattan where I walked, there was once a decisive battle fought in “The War of the Currents.” Let me share this story with you:

In the late 19th century, the US government was deliberating on whether to use AC or DC power for residential and industrial service.  There were two prominent personalities at opposite sides of this debate, thus establishing the battle lines- Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse.