Friday, 1 January 2010

Forward to the Past

space‘Which grandpa did you meet?’
           ’Grandpa Harold, from when he was a soldier.’
           ‘Did you ask about grandma?’
           ’No, because our teacher said don’t talk about their future…it gets broken or something.’
           'So how did you met?’
           ’Oh, they dressed me up as one of the orphans he saves.’

Random Word: Intergenerational

Witold Rybczynski- One Good Turn: A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw (2001)

One good Turn
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.

Amazon_5_star: Exemplar - Its a keeper for reading again. Rush out and buy copies for friends

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