Re: discrimination against Tesla by Smithsonian (fwd)

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Date: Sun, 03 May 1998 00:06:27 -0700
From: "Antonio C. M. de Queiroz" <acmq-at-compuland-dot-com.br>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: discrimination against Tesla by Smithsonian 

HackMan wrote:

> i found a great page about the Smithsonian refusing to put Tesla in the
> museum and crediting Edison for the discovery of electricity.

Hey, this is rather too much for Tesla or Edison... The just developed
practical methods for generation, distribution, and use of electricity,
that was something already well known at their time. Nobody "discovered"
electricity. The first recorded observations date from antiquity, and
the progressive development of what is known today started by 1600, with
the work of Gilbert, followed by the works of many scientists.

Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz