I changed this, http://www.pbs.org/tesla/ll/ll_whoradio.html, into a narration from “Tesla’s point of view”.


When asked who it was who invented the radio, most answer that it was Marconi. That man, however talented, was yet not the first inventor to hold a patent on the radio. And although the priority of the Tesla patent was restored over the Marconi patent by the court in 1943 for their own purposes, the fact of the matter is that many are unaware of my part in the development of the radio. I had been months, perhaps weeks, away from transmitting a signal from my lab to a location fifty miles away when a building fire destroyed my lab and my work. I filed my patent for the radio in 1897 and it was granted to me in 1900. While in England, a man named Marconi was attempting the same thing, using seventeen of my patents in an attempt to transmit radio signals across the English Channel. He tried and failed to get a patent on the radio three years after I had filed mine, but his attempts were blocked because at the time my patent had priority and I was still trying to gain back what data and research I had lost when my lab burned down. Marconi managed in 1901 to transmit and receive signals across the Atlantic Ocean, but I was not concerned at the time. In 1904, however, the U.S Patent office granted Marconi a patent for the invention of the radio; the suspected err here due to financial backing for Marconi in the United States. To this day, Marconi is the one who most believe to be behind the radio’s invention, while it was not him, but I, Nikola Tesla.



In comparison to the original, I think that the ‘narration’ gets you to relate more to Tesla’s troubles and it becomes easier to understand the issues that he had to face when it came to his work on the radio.