[LMB] BD: TSK: Legacy, a stab in the dark (in the dark, with a sharing knife) (chapter 14)

mtraber251 mtraber251 at earthlink.net
Wed Apr 27 19:52:20 BST 2011

On 4/27/2011 11:15 AM, Tony Zbaraschuk wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 06:17:59AM -0700, Jeff Shultz wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 4:07 AM, mtraber251<mtraber251 at earthlink.net>wrote:
>>> Honest, you would have thought the world started with Edison and Tesla or
>>> something.
>> In many ways, for many men and women it did - think of all the backbreaking
>> drudgery that we've been relieved of thanks to electricity.
> When he had the fundamental insight that led to the polyphase AC electric
> motor (the little thing that does HUGE amounts of work nowadays), Tesla
> sat on a bench in Vienna crying for six hours at the thought of all
> the labor humans would no longer have to do.
> It really is a HUGE, HUGE change.
Yes, but stuff can be done in the lack of modern conveniences ... you 
just don't get to do stuff with the push of a button.

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