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Sat Mar 9, 2019, 06:04 PM

Working my way through ''Modern Marvels'' on the History Channel and just viewed Season 15, Ep 13...

... ''Mad Electricity'' which covered Nicola Tesla. He invented so many things we use today and what we might eventually use tomorrow. Just ordered an historical novel about Tesla, The Invention of Everything Else...

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Reply Working my way through ''Modern Marvels'' on the History Channel and just viewed Season 15, Ep 13... (Original post)
Gamle-ged Mar 9 OP
imwithfred Mar 9 #1
Gamle-ged Mar 9 #2
akaConcernedCanuk Mar 9 #3

Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 06:11 PM

1. I hope that series is decent for you.

But my observations of the History Channel have been that it's pretty much a waste of time.

I'd never paid attention to it until about maybe a year ago, and the first show I watched, of a four-part series on the Plantagenets of England there were three glaring mistakes inside of a few minutes, which made me wonder how many other mistakes were in it, of which I wasn't aware.

Also, in several series, it drove me nuts the way the commentators kept using the present tense (…..Napoleon feels.....Cromwell supposes.....Wellington acts.....). The one history guy from West Point was the most aggravating in that, using the present instead of the past tense.

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Response to imwithfred (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 06:23 PM

2. As it is with what I've seen referred to as ''Non-optional social convention,'' I have, in my...

... nearly eight decades, learned to filter out the dross and assess the gold...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 10:07 PM

3. ummm - hate to disappoint . . . . .


" . . . The novel presents a fictionalized account of the last days in the life of Nikola Tesla, the Serbian-American electrical engineer. . . . " -

"fictionalized" - ah well

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Invention_of_Everything_Else





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