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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 135 of Matt Ridley’s 2015 book, The Evolution of Everything:

As Nassem Taleb insists, from the methods used by thirteenth-century architects building cathedrals to the development of modern computing, the story of technology is a story of rules of thumb, learning by apprenticeship, chance discoveries, trial and error, tinkering – what the French call ‘bricolage‘.

Technology comes from technology far more often than from science.  And science comes from technology too.

See also David Henderson’s appreciation of the late Bill Niskanen’s criticism of what Niskanen called “Bacon’s chain.


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