Is Nikola Tesla the greatest geek who ever lived?

If genius inventor and revolutionary thinker Nikola Tesla doesn't get your vote for the greatest geek ever, tell us who does and why in the comments section.

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.

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Thanks to TechRepublic's Mark Kaelin for The Oatmeal link.


Mary Weilage is a Senior Editor for CBS Interactive. She has worked for TechRepublic since 1999.

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