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Tech journalist since the dark ages. Windows Secrets, LangaList newsletter, Windows Magazine (NetGuide, Home PC), Byte, Popular Computing, yadda yadda yadda. Google me, if it matters.

This feed is mostly personal interest; it's NOT my professional writing. There's tech here, yes, but also lots of general science and some politics and weird humor thrown in.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Why Did It Take So Long To Invent the Wheel? - Slashdot

Usefully wheeled vehicles are only about 5000 years old. Why did that seemingly-obvious tech lag so far behind fire, farming, metallurgy, writing...?