By that time though, he was an old, poor, bitter and decidedly batty oldguy.
I am sorry to say, but that seems to be a fair description of Tesla's state
in the last ten or so years of his life. I guess, it can be also added that
he was hungry for attention, fame etc. The shame is that newsy would go to
see him only when business was slow. None the less, every visit by newsy
would make Tesla euphoric and in that state he seemed to have been easily
egged into making outrageous predictions, promises for future and claims for
I do think that it was shameful how he was manipulated by media, since, for
all his intellect, by that time he was an old and tired man. But then, that
is how newsy are, the scruples are not stock in that trade.
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deathNikola Tesla had quite a few patents, too, but that doesn't mean his
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founded the Dubilier capacitor company. Or Edwin Land, with well over 500was
killed in 1942 at the age of 38 while testing a radar bombing system.