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A brief history of failure.

Irresistible article by Ryan Bradley on The New York Times Magazine of 12 Nov 2014 (thanks to Cynthia K. Fioretti for highlighting it) on a gallery of 19 technologies we lost. Good ideas never disappear forever; the Stirling engine didn’t pan out in the Industrial Revolution, for example, but it can keep the lights on for a small … Continue reading A brief history of failure.