Nikola Tesla

The Oatmeal, Internet raise $850,000 in six days for Tesla museum


Matthew Inman’s fundraiser for a museum dedicated to Nikola Tesla hit its $850,000 goal in less than a week. While the fundraiser never received the corporate sponsorship Inman initially hoped for, it did get two sponsors who pitched in $33,333 each. A nonprofit group named the Tesla Wardenclyffe Project Inc. had been trying for years […]


My Other Car is a Bentley…NOT. I Want My Car to LEAF Me Alone


Electricity is really just organized lightning. —George Carlin Let me start by saying that I love new technologies, especially when I can try them before anyone, even if I’m sometimes out on the “bleeding edge.” I don’t mind the cuts for the cool that comes with them. Who would have thought my Nissan Leaf is […]

Steve Jobs

On a Personal Note: Remembering Steve Jobs


I am profoundly saddened by Steve Jobs passing. His vision and unique ability to execute changed the world many times over. Some people say that no one ever truly dies until they are forgotten. I believe that this is true. If it is, Steve will live in the hearts and minds of all of loved […]

Man vs. Machine? It's the wrong arguement.

Man vs. Watson: The IBM Jeopardy Challenge


In 1877 Thomas Edison invented the phonograph.  Ever the showman, Edison liked to demonstrate his device by allowing people to speak into the machine and then playing the recording back for them. However, back in the late 1800’s, the technology was outside almost everyone’s conceptual understanding. Up to that point in history, the only thing […]