The Oatmeal's Matthew Inman created a comic that details why he thinks Nikola Tesla is the greatest geek who ever lived (and why Tesla is better than Thomas Edison). On TechRepublic, we have featured 30 of Tesla's patents, and referenced the inventor in at least two Geek Trivia posts, but we have yet to poll Geekend readers about where they think he ranks in terms of all-time greatest geeks... until now.
Check out these Tesla-related links
- Nikola Tesla Universe site
- Nikola Tesla's patents for aircraft, ships, railways, autos, and more (TechRepublic)
- Geek Trivia: Skies on the prize (TechRepublic)
- Behold - The singing Tesla coil! (TechRepublic)
- Geek Trivia: Fighting fire with wireless (TechRepublic)
- Tesla - Master of Lightning (PBS.org)
- Marco Tempest: The electric rise and fall of Nikola Tesla (TED video)
Mary Weilage is a Senior Editor for CBS Interactive. She has worked for TechRepublic since 1999.