The Oatmeal Presents: Nikola Tesla – The Greatest Geek Who Ever Lived!

Nikola Tesla: Geek, Genius

Nikola Tesla black and white photograph 10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943 Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist

Nikola Tesla: Serbian-American inventor, engineer, engineer, physicist, and futurist. Click full size

As an aside, Tesla presents an intriguing character for any Cthulhu Mythos campaign. I especially enjoy the idea his brilliant capacity for opening up new portals of thought comes from the fact he may have been (unwittingly) shifting back and forth between the fabric of temporal reality – hence his penchant for isolation and moments of “madness”.  Or perhaps he was the successful host of some cosmic projected mind streaming in from a far-flung angle of space and time?  I certainly like to think that characters in a near future cyberpunk / far future fantasy might encounter a reflection, or actual physical contact with the man as he flits back and forth along the time continuum.

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From The Oatmeal:

Wonderfully engaging illustrated praise of Nikola Tesla and the vast range of inventions and ideas that owe a great deal to his incredible mind. And some rather interesting bashing of Thomas Edison.  Described throughout as a douchebag. Informed hilarity ensues.

Nikola Tesla - The Greatest Geek Who Ever Lived invented an electrical systems called alternating current - source The Oatmeal - all rights reserved

Nikola Tesla - The Greatest Geek Who Ever Lived - Whilst Thomas Edison was a non-geek operating in a geek space - source The Oatmeal - all rights reserved

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I strongly recommend following the link through to The Oatmeal to enjoy the rest of the comic. Brilliant and informative.

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