Monday, May 4, 2009

Nikola Tesla

My sketch of Nikola Tesla, who designed the first generator for alternating current. Backed by George Westinghouse Tesla's AC design eventually won out over Thomas Edison's direct current generator ending the war of currents.

Sketch of Nikola Tesla

I am credited with being one of the hardest workers and perhaps I am, if thought is the equivalent of labour, for I have devoted to it almost all of my waking hours. But if work is interpreted to be a definite performance in a specified time according to a rigid rule, then I may be the worst of idlers. Every effort under compulsion demands a sacrifice of life-energy. I never paid such a price. On the contrary, I have thrived on my thoughts. - Nikola Tesla

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