Today is the 156th anniversary of the birth of Nikola Tesla. On this day, geekdom celebrates his astounding genius, world-changing inventions and batshit craziness. For those not familiar with Tesla, let’s just say he makes Sheldon from “Big Bang Theory” look like an Average Joe.
Much has been said about the rivalry between Tesla and Thomas Edison, who was said to have exploited and ripped off Tesla while he was an employee. I’ll add that Edison was never cool enough to be portrayed by David Bowie.
The web comic, The Oatmeal, has published an homage to Tesla. It is informative, hilarious, touching and profane. It is also a bitter indictment against Edison. Not work safe. I do recommend reading it to learn more about this amazing man to whom we owe so much.
This is just a portion of the whole comic. See the rest here.
If you get a chance, watch “The Prestige,” a very cool and wicked movie. It’s available for streaming on Amazon and VUDU.