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herbissimus
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Re: A noble cause
herbissimus   6/19/2015 12:04:19 PM
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a possible answer to tesla's lack of fame may be found in this biography: Prodigal Genius by John J O'Neill , mcay pub 1944. in short: after the widespread adoption of his alternating current electrical system, he had so many admirers and social obligations, he couldn't get enough time in the lab so he terminated almost all of his social obligations to work on his next grand scheme: using the earth and its atmosphere to replace all the wiring in his A C system, replacing it with Tesla coils.

few of his contemporaries could "go there" much less dump gobs of capital into it.

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Re: A noble cause
Max The Magnificent   10/1/2014 9:54:57 AM
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@AZskibum: $125 is a small price to pay to preserve a piece of history and to honor one of the greatest engineers that ever lived.

You are too kind -- please send the check to my office address LOL

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Many Forgotten Innovators
Paul Glaubitz   10/1/2014 9:06:28 AM
Unfortunately there are many forgotten inventors of that era. While few know who Tesla is fewer still would recognize Reginald Fessenden. He was the first to have two way trans-Atlantic wireless (Marconi was only on direction), first to transmit voice trans-Atlantic, was involved witht he development of sonar and television.

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Tesla Museum
Ray.Pichulo   9/30/2014 7:54:29 PM
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Although I could argue that Nikola Tesla needs no monument because of all his brilliant technical contributions, I nonetheless feel strongly that it is very appropriate that a monument should be built for the benefit of people who are not aware of his many contributions to our everyday life. He was unfortunately eclipsed by Thomas Edison and Alexander Bell, both of whom were as much politicians as they were inventors.

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Re: A noble cause
wilber_xbox   9/30/2014 11:39:11 AM
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I always wonder why we do not consider Tesla in league of great engineers and scientists. He is usually portrayed as a crazy and self-centric businessman.

AZskibum
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A noble cause
AZskibum   9/30/2014 11:20:50 AM
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$125 is a small price to pay to preserve a piece of history and to honor one of the greatest engineers that ever lived.

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