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Composting History – Ancestral Technologies and Creative Incrementalism


The composter that is digesting all the ideas and old newspapers.


Apollo 12 Landing – November 19, 1969

The lunar landings of the Apollo Space Missions were a game changer for all of humanity. Neil Armstrong’s famous words, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”, were eerily prophetic given the magnitude of the technology spinoffs from that era. In this episode of composting history I explore the ideas of technology spinoffs, both intended and unintended, and the notion of intersecting innovations. Some of the thinking in this podcast was stimulated by Stephen Johnson’s series “How We Got to Now.” It’s available on Netflix, and well worth a look if you are interested in the history of innovation.

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  Rick Monro wrote @

Delighted to have stumbled across this and to hear your voice on the ‘podwaves’ again Ted. Hope all’s well.

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