An Ode To My Hero
The Oatmeal pens a paean to Nikola Tesla, as only The Oatmeal can. And along the way gives little Thomas Alva E. several righteous smacks for the scuzzmeister that he was. Liar, thief, animal torturer, perhaps even guilty of murder by indifferent negligence. New Jersey’s finest!
Read, enjoy, and realize that historical revisionism is nothing new. Don’t miss the fine green print that’s hard to see.
Ever heard of RADAR?
AKA that awesome technology that lets us detect objects like cruise missiles and latte-sipping SUV-driving imbeciles who do 85 in a 45
An English Scientist by the the name of Robert A. Watson-Watt was credited with the invention of radar in 1935.
Can you guess who came up with the idea in 1917?
18 years before Watson-Watt
He pitched it to the US Navy at the beginning of World War I when the world was getting its butthole forcibly imploded by German U-boats.
Thomas Edison was head of R&D for the Navy at the time and he managed to convince them that it had no practical application in war.
NICE JOB, EDISON! You bloated, misguided ass.
Of course there is a rebuttal, because stuffy types have no sense of humor.
Such a rebuttal deserves a riposte.
Intersting as you don’t find much in the way of criticism of Edison. Most Americans of my acquaintance have never heard of Swann. That said Edison was good at getting his product to market. Like him or loathe him he was successful. The riposte is superb though and Tesla was a clever so and so.