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Look what Santa got me for christmas

A dutch book about Nikola Tesla.

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I read this book in English. A very good read.

I have read 40 pages and it truly is a remarkable person. I'm curious to find out why he never got the acknowledgment that he deserved.

Santa brought me Jim Motavalli's "High Voltage". I enjoy reading it! It is surprisingly up-to-date, reflecting the state of the matters of summer to fall 2011. It has a few detailed pages about Tesla Motor's and Elon's history, too. Yes, that's a recommendation. :-)

I got High Voltage a week or so ago but haven't had the chance to read it. I'm glad that you like it.

@Dennisf,
" I'm curious to find out why he never got the acknowledgment that he deserved."

As an immigrant, he spent a lot of time living in Thomas Edison's shadow, even though he was arguably more brilliant, as I understand it.

Also, he was prone to sometimes extravagant extrapolations of his ideas, and acquired a bit of a "nutcase" image problem.

That "nutcase" problem was a real one. He was brilliant, but he also was a nutcase. Problem with people at that time was to distinguish which of his inventions and claims were work of an brilliant man and which were work of an nutcase.

Nikola Tesla is one of the really brilliant men of the past. I have sometimes wondered if there is a some really rare kind of Autism or similar brain "disease" that causes this to happen every now and then. Leonardo da Vinci, Heron of Alexandria, Aelius Galenus etc. etc. show that every now and then there appear a person which is way ahead of his time, smarter than normal human should be.

There is nearly seven billion people in the world today (is it over already?) so we should see those kind of people more often now but we don't. Maybe it is the modern culture that suppresses the greatness of the minds, we don't give enough credit for innovative thinking, only short term profits.

Timo;
Fortunately, "Genius Boy" Elon didn't tip over the edge. ;)

Or at least hasn't so far. ;-)

Let's hope Elon keeps it together until at least 2021 (end of S warranty).


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