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A little macabre these days, but still common practice at the turn of the century.

We'll miss you Tesla, master of lightning, born July 10, 1856 in Smiljan, Croatia and died January 7, 1943 in New York of heart failure.

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla's death mask

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Comment by Larry on May 24, 2010 at 10:01pm
Athena, my wife and I saw the same episode. It was really good.

Tesla was a true genius. He was one for the ages.
Comment by Cap'n Tony on May 24, 2010 at 3:40pm
As an electrical engineer I know better than most just HOW MUCH we owe that man. Electrical power is probably decades ahead thanks to his work. He made AC power happen. If it was up to Edison it'd be all DC...and as such only the folks in major cities would have power. His radiation experiments were the cornerstone of Marconi's wireless experiments (Marconi had to defend against Tesla's lawsuit of copywrite infringement!). Without Tesla we might be decades behind in radio too.

I also know how much of his stuff was pure fantasy, however. By the time he reached the Diesel age he'd "gone cacklin'" as Pratchett's witches might say. Still, in the wonderful world of Dieselpunk we can fully imagine a world with electromagnetic death rays and huge tesla coils pumping power around the planet.

My DP bachelor's pad is a giant Bel Geddes flying wing hooked in to the worldwide Tesla power and radio grid.
Comment by Athenaprime on May 24, 2010 at 2:30pm
Modern Marvels on History Channel just had an episode devoted to Tesla. It has me mourning the fact that he's all but unknown in school curricula these days.

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