Do you know what the definition of irony is? It’s using all of your brainpower to try to invent something that’s going to help mankind, then having that same invention be the thing that takes you out.
That’s the story of these guys. The intentions were there, the motivations noble, but something didn’t quite get worked out beforehand and now, they’ve become the subject of anecdotes, morality tales and punchlines.
Inventing is a dangerous job.