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Nikola Tesla

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  1. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    'Bout time we honored The company's namesake.

    On Friday 1/30 at 9:00pm my Tivo recorded the History channel program "Mad Electricity". A one hour program on Tesla the Inventor.

    For those familiar with the man it was filled with the usual stuff but there was a new twist were they tied him into being "green".

    To that there was this Tesla quote:

    Oh, and the show gave a few moments to the car bearing his name.
     
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    Yes, I saw that one a while back... It was a "rerun" this time.
     
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    TEG Rules!
     
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    #4 vfx, Feb 26, 2009
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    A couple of mini Bios

    TEG posted below

    and related bookThe Life and Times of Nikola Tesla


    Nikola Tesla : Demo for an "Epic Biopic"
    WIZARD; The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla, by Marc J. Seifer [email protected] 401-294-2414

    Nikola Tesla is credited by many as the inventor of radio and should have received most of the credit for the development of modern electricity ..... [Wizard] painstakingly documents Tesla's wideranging contributions.... Seifer has analyzed extensive sources, many not previously used by Tesla biographers, to provide a detailed interpretation of his life.
    LIBRARY JOURNAL

    Seifer's vivid, revelatory, exhaustively researched biography rescues pioneer inventor Nikola Tesla from cult status and restores him to his rightful place as a principal architect of the modern age.... Seifer provides the fullest account yet of Tesla as an entrepreneur, experimental physicist and inventor.
    Boxed & Starred PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY

    Marc Seifer is an excellent writer and scholar, who has produced a wonderfully readable and illuminating biography of one of the most intriguing men of this century.... making us understand not only the man, but also the times in which he lived.... a masterpiece. Author NELSON DEMILLE

    Seifer's biography rescues [Tesla] from oblivion, bringing back to life the amazingly creative intellect that gave us fluorescent lighting, wireless communication, cheap electrical power and the remote control. But Seifer also resurrects the wounded, self-destructive personality who never recovered from the loss of a favored older brother and who spiraled into weird obsessions, mental collapse and poverty as he watched other men use his inventions to win fame and riches. Seifer does an admirable job of explaining his subject's technical feats and analyzing his psychological idiosyncrasies. Tinged with pathos, this meticulously researched biography deserves attention from all who would understand the human tragedies played out in the shadows of our neon culture.
     
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    #5 TEG, Feb 26, 2009
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    Fixed versions of VFX's youtube links:


     
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    I knwo one of the Google founders is pretty into Tesla... didn't think they gave financial backing though? (other than purchasing the roadster of course)
     
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    ahh I see.

    Decided to give it another go ;)
     
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    Really?

    I'd say "scientists" would probably want to be "citizens".


    At least while he was alive.
     
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    It's funny, before joining this board, I had no idea who he was, but now it seems I see/hear his name everywhere.
     
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    Terrific article about the "coolness" of Nikola Tesla in the Wall Street Journal today:

    Long Dead Inventor Nikola Tesla is Electrifying Hip Techies

    Not much about Tesla, but there was this nugget:

     
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    Tesla Motors must hope for higher profile than namesake inventor - Overdrive - The Detroit News

     
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    Sheesh, why not write "This reporter is an uninformed, uneducated hack who doesn't even have the sense not to reveal his ignorance."?

    Reminds me of a great saying: "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt."
     

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