Tag Archives: Technology

Fifty Minerals That Changes the Course of History, by Eric Chaline: A Review

There should be a good deal to like in a book that promises to review the minerals that have changed the course of history. Minerals, and mineralogy as a science, have led to countless developments in human history, and there … Continue reading

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The Typewriter Revolution, by Richard Polt: A Review

Although it was one of the most revolutionary machines of the 19th century, the typewriter has been much derided by the increasingly technologically-focussed cognoscenti of the early 21st century. Since the 1980s, we’ve had the expressions digital revolution and / … Continue reading

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Talk to the Hand, by Lynne Truss: A Review

Having completed reading Lynne Truss’s book, I’ve found that I must choose between two possibilities; either I am becoming increasingly intolerant and grumpy as I, too, grow older, or that she is right. I don’t want to think that I am … Continue reading

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The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr: A Review

The point of Nicholas Carr’s fascinating book is simple: the proliferation of digital “answers” to human problems has a huge and – if you care about quality – damaging impact on the way that we live and think. The technologies … Continue reading

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