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[TCML] Response to "The Question"

Like many of you, when I display my large TC, I always get the same question, which is "what is it good for?" Here is the answer I always give:

"A tesla coil has the same practical value as golf, bowling, baseball, pool, football, bird watching, listening to music, car racing, attending a play, going to a movie, watching an air show, etc. etc. etc. It is purely for entertainment. It has no practical value at all beyond perhaps some limited form of lightning simulation."

I then get no further questions along that line. I skip all the nonsense they may have read or heard about world-wide wireless power transmission or death rays.

What answer do you give when you are asked "The Question"?

Steve White
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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