I like how this bit tries to twist it to make J.P. Morgan seem like the reason Tesla's plans failed and not you know, his inability to get it working.Unfortunately, Tesla's grand scheme failed when his financial backer, J.P. Morgan, became fed up with years of failure.
In the end, however, Edison held 1,093 patents, according to the Thomas Edison National Historic Park. Tesla garnered less than 300 worldwide, according to a study published in 2006 at the Sixth International Symposium of Nikola Tesla. (Of course, Edison had scores more assistants helping him devise inventions, and also bought some of his patents.)
The article is already wrong. AC is less efficient than DC because of skin-effect losses.
The reason why AC is convenient for transmission is because it can be stepped up or down relatively easily given the technology of their time.
Anyway, I get why the internet loves Tesla. But I really wish James Clerk Maxwell got more love. He should be as well regarded as Einstein, if not more so, given most of his equations are used in modern life than relativity
Come on dude where talking about the era where DC voltage conversion had to be done with inefficient, unreliable and expensive motor-generator sets. Not LCC's developed half a century later.
Yes which improved efficiency by dramatically reducing copper losses in TX lines.
Edison all day, every day. Tesla had talent but lacked vision.
Yeah, probably. Which isn't to say that Tesla wasn't a genius or that Edison didn't royally assfuck the guy, but its just that the whole Tesla-Edison dynamic is also so pitch perfect for jaded internet nerds that it approaches fetishization.
Edison ultimately through himself and the people he brought together did a lot more to actually bring about the future. Sometimes that requires not just being brilliant but being canny and a businessman.
You mean in the league of some of the best scientific minds of all time?The Tesla boner the internet has always had has always seemed a bit...eh, annoying to me? Dude was brilliant. But I'd put him in the same league as Faraday and Gauss, and I don't see people turning either of them into a meme