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All of us are governed by time - mostly by the lack of it. Keeping track of time through the use of clocks and watches has evolved over thousands of years. Here in the United States, during the nineteenth century, many inventors received patents for their “novel” improvements in both clocks and w
In 2016, Hagley’s Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department made significant infrastructure improvements for the digitization and preservation of videotape. Hagley holds an estimated 20,000 videotapes related to the history of business and technology.
Coffee is usually my first thought in the morning, but I kept forgetting my morning java the week I was at Hagley for my research on the repeal of Prohibition, supported by a grant from the Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society.
Back in 1979, with sequels in 1994 and 1995, there was a wonderful TV series presented by James Burke called “Connections” that led viewers on a path to show how interconnected everything is in surprising ways. The show’s focus was on the history of science and invention. Each show started som