Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived
By: Innovation University of Silicon Valley
There is not even a single house on this planet which is not using his alternating current. Nikola Tesla was a man of wisdom, will power, determination and was a true revolutionary, but whenever his name comes it brings a lot of mysteries and myths. He was also known for inventing amazing things and then forgetting them before writing or sharing with others. Most of us believe that the Thomas Edison was the greatest electrical inventor of all the times that is not true, in fact in my opinion he was not even a scientist or physicist, but a clever industrialists. Who was always looking for his employees to figure out something new and he could get its patents.
Nikola Tesla in His Early Life
Nikola Tesla was born on 10th of July 1856 in a town known as Smiljan, Lika at that time it was a part of Austrian Empire (Auto-Hungarian)
Nikola Tesla Migrated to America
When Nikola Tesla joined Thomas Edison, he was struck in his DC (direct current) machines, he ask Tesla to fix them and offered him a huge amount, equivalent of several million dollars of present time. When Tesla fixed the machines and ask for the reward he was promised for, Thomas Edison replied:
Tesla, you don't understand our American humor.
Although Tesla and Edison both had completely different personalities, but they still manage to work together for several years. The real conflict arose among them when Nikola Tesla sold his 40 patent to another engineer and business figure, Mr. George Westinghouse. He was also a powerful industrialist and rival to Thomas Edison. At that time Edison was consistent to sell his direct current, but Westinghouse was very much sure about the usefulness, power and success of Tesla's alternating current. ...read further http://theoatmeal.com/
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