Saturday, January 26, 2008 – Permalink –
You are What You Eat - With
Old Food Tools
Even before we had Ron Popeil to provide our cutlery, there were knives, spoons, and later forks.
California Academy of Sciences:
The History of Eating Utensils
A History of Eating Utensils in the West:
A Brief Timeline
"Henry Petroski, in The Evolution of Useful Things, makes the argument that it is not so much that necessity is the "mother of invention" as that invention takes place in response to dissatisfaction at the shortcomings of an already existing way of doing things.
"Born in 1935, he was for all practical purposes orphaned three years later when his parents divorced and he and his brother were shunted to a boarding school in upstate New York.
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<Doug Klippert@ 7:59 AM
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