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url 2019-08-13 15:39
Podcast #155 is up!
The Life and Legend of James Watt: Collaboration, Natural Philosophy, and the Improvement of the Steam Engine - David Philip Miller

My latest podcast is up on the New Books Network website! In it, I interview David Miller about his new biography of the 18th century scientist and inventor James Watt. Enjoy!

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quote 2013-06-20 09:40
It's in the nature of patents that they give a monopoly to whoever holds them for 20 years. James Watt patented various vital aspects of the steam engine. Yet, you look at steam engine development and nothing happened for 20 years during the life of the Watt's patent. When that patent lapsed, there was a great flaring of steam engine innovation and then the industrial evolution. ~ Adrian Bowyer (RapRap)
Fabricated: 3D Print Everything from Body Parts to Bicycles... to Dinner - Hod Lipson,Melba Kurman

Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing, p. 231

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