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POST GUTTENBERG

James Burke

(1936 – )
BBC science journalist http://tinyurl.com/3x7rwt

http://tinyurl.com/lrljzz6

Burke begins his discussion of computers with medieval sheep-rearing. Similarly, he believes insomniac monks in the 12th century may have been as responsible as Henry Ford for the modern assembly line. And one of the most formative developments of all to Burke was the stirrup. Without it, he submits, “Not only would William have lost to the Saxons in 1066, but Alexander Graham Bell might never have gotten around to inventing the telephone.”

http://mentalfloss.com/article/18636/documentaries-i-connections

James Burke presenting the BBC
series Connections



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