I hit the send button too soon. I just wanted to add
a bit more to the following note.
That sounds like someone more interested in his contribution
and legacy, rather than an issue of financial management.
Tesla had many kinds of obsessive-compulsive quirks, and
I suspect that he had some sort of borderline autism or
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Subject: Re: [ontolog-forum] Self Interest Ontology
Date: Sun, 08 Apr 2012 21:12:48 -0400
From: John F Sowa <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On 4/8/2012 5:07 PM, John Bottoms wrote:
As I understood it, Tesla sold his patents to Westinghouse for a
significant amount of money. Westinghouse later came back to him and
explained that he didn't have the funds to develop the patents, and
Tesla returned the money minus what he owed on his lab.
The issues were very complicated, and it's been a while since I
read the details. In any case, a good agent would have made
a better deal that would have guaranteed him a pension.