Slideshow - Victorian Hacking

This summer, David Mindell, a professor of the history of engineering at MIT, traveled to England to lead a tour of Victorian technology--a journey into the fantastical world of Watt, Babbage, Brunel, and other 19th-century hackers

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About the Author

David A. Mindell is a professor of the history of engineering and manufacturing at MIT. His research interests include the history of automation in the military, the history of electronics and computing, theories of engineering systems, deep-ocean robotic archaeology, and the history of space exploration. His most recent book is Digital Apollo: Human and Machine in Spaceflight (MIT Press, 2008).

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