I recently re-read Jurassic Park for the first time in decades. When I was a teenager, I was obsessed with Michael Crichton's books, and the movies based on them. I read every book of his that I could find. After a while, I drifted away, looking for variety in my
I put Spengler's Future back online yesterday, and I added in a dynamic table of contents.
I’ve said a few times that the 1930s were the peak of technological innovation in the United States. I think any serious look at the history of science and technology will make this clear. But, you can also come at this from another angle. I always find it valuable
Yesterday, I finished building a set of 27 air purifiers for the school my kids go to. I’m writing up this blog post because I believe that air filtration is not as widely used as it could be, given the relative ease of implementation. My wife sent me a
Tree of Woe: When Orcs were Real A contrarian view of the interaction between humans and Neanderthals. Danny Vendramini in his book Them and Us: How Neanderthal Predation Created Modern Humans makes some extremely speculative claims that Neanderthals were monsters of myth and legend. As the comments make clear, this
The way in which you design is probably driven by personality and circumstance. Personality shapes what you like, and circumstance shapes who your teachers and mentors are. With those limitations in mind, I like to explore what is possible in engineering design, what works and what doesn't. I tend to