[vcf-midatlantic] History of technology: was "[OT] light bulb collector/museum"
cliendo at gmail.com
Wed Jan 19 20:06:23 UTC 2022
Herb just wrote something that I feel is important.
On Wed, Jan 19, 2022 at 2:36 PM Herb Johnson via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> So Pogue asks the collector, "light bulbs? really?"
> because of course modern bulbs are not only dirt-common, but obsolete,
> and therefore uninteresting twice.
I found that even among historians the history of technology is
considered uninteresting and unimportant. It's very esoteric, few
people know nor care.
I find that technological history comes up in the context of something else.
One thing that has always annoyed me is that I always hear people talk
about how art and music changed or influenced history and when I
mention technologies that have had more of an impact they don't see
the importance. Other than the phone, car, internet or TV. No one
seems to think tech history is important or impacting.
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