Tesla. Edison. Oatmeal vs. Forbes.

The Oatmeal published an amusing comic strip tribute to Tesla which celebrated him as a hero geek and demonized Edison as a cynical anti-geek businessman who exploited geeks. Forbes published a really interesting piece challenging The Oatmeal’s accuracy and simplistic, dualistic good vs. evil narrative. The Oatmeal replied by writing in the margins of the original Forbes piece.

So, take a look if you’re interested in the history of science and inventions. And if you can adjudicate the competing fact and value claims made by The Oatmeal and Forbes, by all means make your claims in the comments section.

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