Abd dug up a quote from me, from Lewan's book. It is always good for your soul to reminded how wrong you can be, so I guess I should thank him. The quote is:
"Rossi often exaggerates about his business and other personal things, but as I have often said, when it comes to technical claims, he tells the truth. Also, he does what he says he will do. He said he would make a 1 MW reactor and by golly he did. (…)
“If that 1 MW gadget was fake, it was the most expensive and elaborate fake in the history of fake energy devices. Most fake devices are small, cheap and thrown together. I’ve seen many of them.
“Despite his flamboyant personality and his irritating habits, Rossi is a force to be reckoned with. I think it is foolish to dismiss him, or make fun of him, or assume he is a fraud. I can see why people fall into this trap. As I have said, I think Rossi wants people to think he is a fraud. Many inventors have wanted this.
“I admit I could be wrong about all of this. But history shows you should not bet against irritating, exploitative, monomaniacal geniuses such as Edison or Jobs, and Rossi sure looks to me like one of them.”
It is painful to admit I was wrong. It worries me that I was so wrong. But what worries me even more is the possibility that I might have been partially right, and Rossi might have something after all. If he does, he may have destroyed any prospect of developing it. He has destroyed his discovery, himself, and his friends such as Lewan with years of irresponsible, outrageous behavior, betrayal, lies, and bad experiments. This would be tragic for mankind. I would spare no sympathy for Rossi. He brought this on himself.