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GUEST,Wolfgang BS: The history of everyday things (38) RE: BS: The history of everyday things 30 Oct 13

Henry Petroski, The evolution of Useful Things, Vintage Books, 1994,

is a bit on the technical side but great:

E.g., the really slow development of the paper clip and, why and how the fork developed across centuries long time after knife and spoon were know. Beautiful pictures of early dead ends of the evolution.


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