Nikola Tesla Essay

Submitted By Eliezer4433
Words: 2941
Pages: 12

Poem, "Fragments of Olympian Gossip"

While listening on my cosmic phone
I caught words from the Olympus blown.
A newcomer was shown around;
That much I could guess, aided by sound.
"There's Archimedes with his lever
Still busy on problems as ever.
Says: matter and force are transmutable
And wrong the laws you thought immutable."
"Below, on Earth, they work at full blast
And news are coming in thick and fast.
The latest tells of a cosmic gun.
To be pelted is very poor fun.
We are wary with so much at stake,
Those beggars are a pest—no mistake."
"Too bad, Sir Isaac, they dimmed your renown
And turned your great science upside down.
Now a long haired crank, Einstein by name,
Puts on your high teaching all the blame.
Says: matter and force are transmutable
And wrong the laws you thought immutable."
"I am much too ignorant, my son,
For grasping schemes so finely spun.
My followers are of stronger mind
And I am content to stay behind,
Perhaps I failed, but I did my best,
These masters of mine may do the rest.
Come, Kelvin, I have finished my cup.
When is your friend Tesla coming up."
"Oh, quoth Kelvin, he is always late,
It would be useless to remonstrate."
Then silence—shuffle of soft slippered feet—
I knock and—the bedlam of the street.
Nikola Tesla, Novice
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I believe that these parts of the poem Olympian gossip portray who Nicola was. A an of ambition and genius. This poem gives true insight omn who he was and what he thought.

http://www.pbs.org/tesla/ll/pv_gossip_pop.html

|856 Jul 10 |Nikola Tesla Is Born |[pic] |
| |Tesla was born to Serbian parents in the village of Smiljan, Austrian Empire near the town | |
| |of Gospić, in the territory of modern-day Croatia. | |
|1884 Jun 6 |Tesla arrives in the United States |[pic] |
| |On 6 June 1884, Tesla first arrived in the United States, in New York City with little | |
| |besides a letter of recommendation from Charles Batchelor, a former employer. | |
|1885 |Nikola Tesla quits working for Edison |[pic] |
| |Tesla claims he was offered US$50,000 (~ US$1.1 million in 2007, adjusted for inflation) if | |
| |he redesigned Edison's inefficient motor and generators, making an improvement in both | |
| |service and economy. In 1885 when tesla inquired about the payment for his work, Edison | |
| |replied, “tesla, you don’t understand our American humor,” breaking his word. | |
|1886 |Nikola Tesla forms Tesla Electric Light and Manufacturing Company |[pic] |
| |The Tesla Electric Light & Manufacturing was a company formed by Nikola Tesla in 1886. | |
| |Located in Rahway, New Jersey, the company was formed after Tesla left Thomas Edison's | |
| |employment. | |
|1887 |War of Currents era begins |[pic] |
| |During the initial years of electricity distribution, Edison's direct current was the |…