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Monday, April 19, 2021

How we got to now


In the old days the only thing you absolutely needed to know about a new place you moved to was the location of its library. Thanks to the internet and www.archive.org, this is no longer necessary! You can find all sorts of interesting books on the web, including Steven Johnson's "How Do We Got To Now"

Did you drink a glass of water today? Did you turn on a light? Did you think about how miraculous either one of those things is when you did it? Of course not - but you should, and New York Times bestselling author Steven Johnson has.

The book was also made into a six-part documentary series that reveals the story behind the remarkable ideas that made modern life possible; the unsung heroes that brought them into the world, and the unexpected and bizarre consequences each of these innovations has triggered. Unfortunately, this documentary is NOT available on YouTube, so you may just have to read the book.

And when you're done, try out his books "Where Good Ideas Come From" and "Everything Bad is Good for You". You'll be fascinated by them!

Remember what Mark Twain wrote, "The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read."

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