Thursday, 17 January 2013

This will all be done by computers

Two videos found on the same day on the same topic. Namely, the use of technology - specifically, machinery - to create objects. The first is a 60 Minutes segment featuring Andrew McAfee and Erik Bynjolfsson called "March of the Machines." It aired last week.

The second is an archival documentary from Encyclopedia Britannica illustrating how a manuscript becomes a book. I found it on The Atlantic's site under the headline "Technology Porn for Book Lovers: A 1940s Guide to Printing."

The same subject (roughly), looked at twice in a 70-year interval. What are we to make of these? I can think of a few things.


To wit: from cnet today: "The Noodlebot takes on China's noodle chefs"

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