Posts tagged history

..but soon enough he started to realize what his fundamental objection really was.

The whole point of the city was to fortify itself against nature.

But Manhattan failed to do that: an “open” city with a limitless sky above, it let nature in on every side. It was, of course, an island, and thus too exposed to the elements: to storm, hurricane, snow, heat, wind, floods.

It had no real protection against anything. “I feel as though I were camping in the heart of a jungle crawling with insects.”

Therefore he learned to appreciate it only while crossing it in a car, as if he were “driving across the great plains of Andalusia.”

Here Comes The Sun - George Harrison’s lost guitar solo

Dhani Harrison, the son of the late guitarist, returns to the recording studio (presumably at Abbey Road) with George Martin, the Beatles’ legendary producer, and Martin’s son Giles.

Together, they play with the mix of “Here Comes the Sun,” and then the wondrous little moment of discovery happens!

(via Open Culture)

“Linotype: The Film” Official Trailer

“Linotype: The Film” is a feature-length documentary centered around the Linotype type casting machine. Called the “Eighth Wonder of the World” by Thomas Edison, it revolutionized printing and society. 

The film tells the surprisingly emotional story of the people connected to the Linotype and how it impacted the world.

The Past 30 Years of Record Sales

Disruption is a beautiful thing.

(via jeremydwill)

Have We Been Worshiping the Wrong Sacred Tree?

The Wheel Will Change the Way We Live Forever, Once We Turn It on Its Side and Attach It to Something, But What?

Global Initiatives for Making God Less Angry

How “Coins” Are Revolutionizing Bartering

Dragon Lairs, Leprechaun Hoards, and Other Promising Sources of Wealth in the New Economy

We Already Have the Technology to Turn Lead into Gold. Why Aren’t We Doing It?

Not Your Father’s Execution: How the Guillotine is Changing the Way We Think about Beheading

Reinventing the Factory: How the Use of Children In Manufacturing Benefits Us All

Are Peasants People?

TED Talks throughout history

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