He was a brilliant man, who had NO people skills, and became the architypical "mad scientist" - later in his life he would have a birthday press conference and say things like "...They said it wouldn't work... but I'll show them! My death ray will transform the world!!!" all wild eyed.
Transformed our world (Radio, Radio control, AC power, etc.) but died penniless and alone. Sad. If only he had become a photographer!