The Evolution of Useful Things: How Everyday Artifacts-From Forks and Pins to Paper Clips and Zippers-Came to be as They are.
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 1994 M02 1 - 304 páginas
How did the table fork acquire a fourth tine? What advantage does the Phillips-head screw have over its single-grooved predecessor? Why does the paper clip look the way it does? What makes Scotch tape Scotch?
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LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing
The blurbs are bad. One says 'delightful' - it certainly is not that. Neither mentions the author's thesis, which is that: Form does not follow function, it follows failure and fortune. I had to read ... Leer comentario completo
LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - MarthaJeanne - LibraryThing
On some of the issues it would be nice to have an update, but it is rare that a book on technology remains this readable after nearly 20 years. Leer comentario completo
How the Fork Got Its Tines
Form Follows Failure
Inventors as Critics
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