Tag Archives | Nikola Tesla


Bill Gates and the Father of Invention

Bill Gates blogs the foreword he has written to a new book on Thomas Edison.  He argues that Edison’s legacy is not his inventions, but his contribution to the processes of innovation and entrepreneurship.  He sets out the ways in which Edison industrialised invention: building on the work of others; “inventing things that people wanted”; […]

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The Oatmeal Helps Buy Tesla Property

Remember the entire Tesla vs Edison thing a couple of months back? Shortly after that The Oatmeal started a fund on IndieGogo to help buy Tesla’s old workshop in Shoreham, New York – the Wardenclyffe tower and surrounding land. Earlier this evening they announced that they’d signed the paperwork for the deal: It's official: we […]

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Wiki Weapon [Podcast #45]

Brought to you by Blacknight, it’s the technology.ie podcast with Michele and Conn.  Our guest this week is Patrick Donaldson, Registrar Liaison with ICM Registry, the company behind the XXX domain extension who’ve just launched a new search service.  We discuss that – and also Metacert’s new Child Safe Browser.  A new report says the […]

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Tesla vs Edison

Earlier this week The Oatmeal published a very amusing and quite educational comic about Nikola Tesla (Никола Тесла) and also made quite a scathing attack on Edison. You can read the comic here. Tesla was obviously a genius and was behind a lot of the technology we use today, including the AC electricity that powers […]

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