|Air conditioners in India|
It is amazing that gratitude hasn't raised more statues to Willis Carrier.
He was the Cornell-educated engineer who -- in the summer of 1902 -- invented air conditioning for sweltering humanity. He alleviated more suffering than 90 percent of all the social reformers combined!
Here is a simple video explanation of how an AC unit works.
|Photo taken in 1950, the year of his death|
Dr. Carrier "is buried in Buffalo, in a cool and shady spot at Forest Lawn Cemetery."
UPDATE: At Rod Martin's blog, he had this photo of North Korean soldiers guarding a hut. What's the brand name on the AC unit? Samsung -- the largest business conglomerate in South Korea!