Wednesday, November 9, 2011

res retro

So, by the time the crunching begins, how many generations of tablet and smartphone will have been used argue about, design, and build the thing? And will the Lego version get there first?

While we wait, there exists a relevant chronicle of crime-fighting escapades, wherein, among other things, Charles Wheatstone* is revealed to have been an evil criminal mastermind. And there's loads of footnotes. And monkeys. And Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

*Inventor of the concertina, which should have been the giveaway.

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