See here for a more thorough, complete overview of the type. When I initially read Aeoli's blog post outlining the type, I was actually pretty startled by the resemblance between Tex and Thomas Edison: If nothing else, it shows how far and how quickly we've fallen as a society between Edison's time and now. Back then, the "eccentric self-taught inventor with competitive edge" ur-archetype guy was internationally renowned for his inventions. Today, Tex's audience is limited to a small, obscure corner of the web for him to speak profound, itzy truths to. Meanwhile, Bill Nye the scienmajist guy has the whole system propping him up to fill people's heads with global warming nonsense. Sad! (Thread posted in the typed rather than public zone due to the "intermediate" nature of CBS and also pics of Tex. Perhaps when the type is more well-defined it'll be ready for public).