Thursday, March 22, 2012
Sweet Home Mr. Tesla
Without Nikola Tesla we would not have had radio (or at least, not when we did). In 1957, the Supreme Court upheld Tesla's patent # 645576, which formed the basis for patented radio technology. Without radio we would not have been able to enjoy "Sweet Home Alabama."
It would have been even more awesome had the above been set to AC/DC, though, wouldn't it? (Given that Tesla was instrumental in developing AC, while Edison, his hated rival, went for DC.)
Here's a little something about Tesla's final, obsessive compulsive years.
1942 - Nikola Tesla takes a walk around the block