The History of Nikola Tesla

12 July 2010 at 11:05 am 1 comment

| Peter Klein |

Saturday was Nikola Tesla’s birthday. Here’s Jeremiah Warren’s video in Tesla’s honor:

Tesla was, of course, the great inventor whose  technical achievements outshone those of his great rival, Thomas Edison, but who was unable to commercialize any of his discoveries. Tesla, unfortunately, put his faith in intellectual property-rights protection, while Edison emphasized management and marketing. As Danny Quah puts it, “Public relations and entrepreneurial savvy trump the raw intellectual idea.”

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  • 1. Randy  |  12 July 2010 at 7:39 pm

    For an amusing diversion on Tesla/Edison, watch the movie “The Prestige”. Tesla builds a teleportation machine (sort of…) with all sorts of sparks and noise. Edison’s agents burn his lab to the ground! Complete fiction. Like most parables.

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