Shocking: Google celebrates Tesla’s birthday

I notice that today’s Google logo acknowledges the birthdate of Nikola Tesla.

 

He’s been called “The man who invented the twentieth century”. My website has a page about Tesla’s role in the development of computers.

Tesla’s inventions dispensed with conventional wisdom and went back to first principles. There’s an elegant simplicity to his three-phase AC electric power generation, transmission, and distribution systems. Why THREE phases? He had a special affection for the number 3. He believed that 3 was fundamental building block of the universe.

If you’re not familiar with Tesla, you can start with Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla

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