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Oatmeal Fundraiser a Success; Non-Profit Buys Land For Tesla Museum 67

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from the visit-scenic-long-island dept.
Ars Technica reports that The Oatmeal's successful fund-raiser has borne fruit; on Friday the non-profit to which Oatmeal founder Matthew Inman's Indiegogo campaign's money was directed completed part of its goal to purchase and turn into a museum Nikola Tesla's former estate Wardenclyffe. There's plenty of work before the land can be a proper museum, but now it is in the hands of the non-profit organization Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe.
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Oatmeal Fundraiser a Success; Non-Profit Buys Land For Tesla Museum

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  • by Pecisk (688001) on Sunday October 07, 2012 @09:11AM (#41576165)

    First, this is first such geek driven museum I know. While museums are all about preserving knowledge, not everyone in geekdom is fan of history, especially history of science. Hopefully it will drive more new geeks to know and study about history - again, especially history of great discoveries. History and understanding people within it could make geeks not only gurus in technologies, but also humans too. Trust me, not all social sciences are worthless :)

    Second, this is Tesla. No matter his personal demons (we all have them), he is underlooked in history of technology and science and needs popularity boost, especially after that "ubercapitalist" Edison pushed Tesla from spotlight - just because he got more money.

    And we really need to celebrate more such people as Tesla, and less Jobs or Gates.

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