Re: Could we build a mausoleum to house him?
No-one today has heard of Sir Frank Whittle, but the names of Rolls Royce's MDs and Pratt & Whitney's CEOs trip readily of everyone's tongue. No-one recalls Igor Sikorsky, but we all recall Bell's CEO, Westland's MD, don't we?
"All they're going to remember are smart businessmen who stole or bought ideas, were masters of hype, and turned profits. (It is pathetic.)"
Do I detect just a smidgeon of intellectual snobbery and soi-disant superiority there?
Perhaps we also need to stop and reflect on the wider situation here, too. After all, who did more to introduce mobility to the masses?
Benz for his invention of the ICE-powered automobile?
Ford for his invention of mass-production of (comparatively) inexpensive cars? - thus making car ownership no longer the exclusive privilege of a wealthy few?