The Great Westmen:

Science and Technology

Guglielmo Marconi

Featured Accomplishment: Development of radio science and practice.
Born: April 25, 1874, Bologna, Italy
Died: July 20, 1937, Rome, Italy
Awards: Nobel Prize in Physics
  The invention of radio communication spanned many decades of experimental investigation of radio waves, the establishment of theoretical underpinnings, engineering and technical developments. Marconi and Tesla can both given credit for the invention of the radio.

  Marconi’s historical radio transmission utilized a Heinrich Hertz spark arrester, a Popov antenna, and an Edouard Branly coherer for the simple device that was to go on to become the modern radio. Russians will claim that Popov was the actual inventor, and there are articles that even speculate that Chandra Bose who developed an improved version of the Branly coherer invented radio. Regardless, Marconi’s achievements and commercialization of radio are unparalleled
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Hello, my name is Joseph Montag. I happen to have the same last name as the protagonist in the novel Fahrenheit 451. In the novel, Montag works as a fireman that destroys the cultural memory of his people by burning books. If the book were written today he would also be tearing down statues. Realizing his folly, he has a change of heart and instead of destroying the cultural memory of his people, he begins to save it.

     As a Westman I endeavor to preserve our cultural memory and educate fellow Westmen as to the accomplishments of Westernkind. I feel it is important to keep our story alive and focused upon the marvelous achievements of us as a people. I never realized that the depth and breadth of our achievements was so wide and deep until I came to White wellbeing and began investigating what was hidden from me in plain sight. I had become deracinated and disconnected from my people. Now I am shaking off my White noir, taking pride in Westernkind and reconnecting with my people at multiple levels, both online and in real life.

     I like researching and studying the stories of individual Westmen because it puts a human face on it and exposes the bond of kinship we all have to those Westmen that came before us. I hope these stories help you better understand and connect with Westernkind, with the Westman inside of you. It is our story, it is in us all, and each of us writes a new chapter everyday.