Geeks and Nerds of the world are united - Tesla Musuem incoming??
Most of you should have seen this by now but just in case you've not...
The funding started less than 2 days ago is already over $500K - it's actual target is $850K (what they need to buy the lab) but obviously any more they get will go to actually making it into a museum.
I find it bizarre that the lab of one of the greatest men on earth is abandoned and about to be demolished to make a shop!! I know we in the UK are lax with our history (we have a shitload of it after all) - but the US has next-to-fuck-all and it's planning to demolish some anyway!?!?
Another case of webcomics saving the world eh? Throw money at them..
It's great to see so much people care about Tesla's heritage.
Secondary Hivemind Nexus
Will he be played by David Bowie again?
My other half already emailled him to suggest he sponsor this :)
Originally Posted by Xercies
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There are a couple of reasons for this:
Originally Posted by trjp
1) If it doesn't involve either a war or celebrities, the general populace doesn't care.
2) We don't really like scientists, unless they were also capital enterprisers. We like Edison because he ran a good business, feared God and loved his momma. Tesla was probably some pinko commie atheist.
Hah, if you donated $3 to Tesla he would not high-five you and let you touch his moustache. He'd freak out that you were anywhere near him (at least if we're talking at the end of his life).
Still you have to love a man whose response to slavic nationalism/ethnic disputes was ""If your hate could be turned into electricity, it would light up the whole world."