Friday, 1 January 2010
Witold Rybczynski- One Good Turn: A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw (2001)
QI type discussion on the origins and development of the screw etc. All to down to your landed gentry looking after themselves. Wonderful detailed case study on unintentional consequence- better screws led to better lathes that lead to factories long before the Manchester revolution. Read and do a Steven Fry.
: Exemplar - Its a keeper for reading again. Rush out and buy copies for friends