November 29, 2011

The Toaster Project.

"Left to his own devices he couldn't build a toaster. He could just about make a sandwich and that was it." (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams)

Arrogantly Thomas Thwaites decided to disregards the lesson from Douglas Adams and tried to make - a toaster. “There’s a lot of effort, intelligence and history that goes into making even something like a toaster. On the one hand that's great…On the other hand, is it worth putting all this time, effort and energy into something that is a pretty marginal addition to our existence?” Thomas Thwaites asks in his lecture.

(see Thwaites book on  The Toaster Project: Or a Heroic Attempt to Build a Simple Electric Appliance from Scratch)