ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
ShoutChat
Recent Posts
Any women electricians here?
by gfretwell - 01/17/22 01:44 PM
12 Lead Motor Connection Weird
by Elektrik - 01/12/22 11:09 PM
Well There's your problem.
by gfretwell - 01/08/22 12:17 AM
Happy New Year!!
by HotLine1 - 01/04/22 09:50 AM
Sangamo s309.2
by Robski - 12/31/21 04:54 PM
New in the Gallery:
240/208 to a house
240/208 to a house
by wa2ise, October 9
Now you know.
Now you know.
by Tom_Horne, September 7
Who's Online Now
1 members (gfretwell), 42 guests, and 16 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
#179629 07/24/08 07:55 PM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 459
Likes: 1
J
Jim M Offline OP
Member
Tonight there was a new episode of Modern Marvels on the History Channel titled "Mad Electricity" focusing on Tesla from the small portion I saw.

Amazing how far ahead of people that got the credit for many inventions. Idea for radar 17 years before it was invented and concepts that are used today in remote controls.

Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 37
J
Member
I seen the entire show. The whole show was about Tesla's creations and ideas. I found it very interesting, with a lot of things that I never knew Tesla was behind.

I wish we had people as inventive as him in today's world.

Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 329
I
Member
I too watched it last night. I did a research paper on Tesla, way back in highschool. An extremely facinating man indeed, if not more than a bit eccentric. Of course, many of the great minds in history are.
I already knew most of what they covered about the man already. Still, it is nice to see him getsome of the more mainstream credit that he deserves. I personally think that it's a real shame, that everyone you talk to has heard about Edison and the lightbulb, yet when you mention the name Tesla, the same people tend to look at you with blank stares. Edison did come up with some great ideas, yet many of the inventions that he takes credit for, were those of the people that worked for him and not really his own.

Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 482
Z
Member
I agree that Tesla was a genius. Here's a man that thought a century ahead of his time, laid the ground work for many, if not nearly all, of the modern technology that we count on daily, and foresaw and warned us about many of the energy related issues that have only come to the surface recently.

It's amazing that he's not considered a hero, and it's nice to see some recognition finally occur.

Amazingly enough, he also wrote that the world was crazy to be using fossil fuels. He explored renewable energy when a short sighted world was building a foundation based on oil and coal. Now we're paying the price for such arrogance in pollution and shortages and worldwide unrest. Just think if our grandfathers and great-grandfathers had listened to him like they should have. Just think what incredible advances we would have made in the right direction by now.

I wonder what geniuses we're ignoring right now, while we're paying athletes and movie stars multi-million dollar contracts to play games and make-believe for the cameras.

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,677
Likes: 9
G
Member
Ian, I agree about Edison. Here in Ft Myers he is a god but the biggest thing he invented was the intellectual property rights contract. He had lots of ideas but actually getting the hardware designed and built fell to his employees.
Edison's genius was really in marketing.
Unless you can actually produce and sell the product yourself, the invention is worthless. Someone will steal it from you.


Greg Fretwell
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 329
I
Member
Sad Yet, how true

Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 301
J
Member
The part I liked the best is about the invention of the radio. Marconi has been given the credit all these years, but we know that Tesla was the true inventor. Of course it took a court to prove it.

Ps....If you saw the movie "Bucket List" this was discussed in the very first few lines.

Last edited by JValdes; 07/29/08 01:14 PM.
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 120
Z
Zog Offline
Member
That was the highlight of that waste of 2 hours of my life. Tesla also played a big role in that magician movie 2 years ago, I cant remmember the name, 2 rival magicians in the 1920 or 30's.


MV/HV Testing Specialist, "BKRMAN"
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 404
Member
The Prestige?

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 165
Member
That's the one. IMDB says David Bowie played Tesla. That is hard for me to picture. crazy


Link Copied to Clipboard
Featured:

Tools for Electricians
Tools for Electricians
 

* * * * * * *

2020 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2020 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
SafetyWired
SafetyWired
Pa, USA
Posts: 44
Joined: July 2013
Top Posters(30 Days)
NORCAL 3
grich 1
Popular Topics(Views)
287,906 Are you busy
220,061 Re: Forum
206,054 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5