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Next Tues: the FT's @TimHarford discusses six innovations that created the modern world with author @stevenbjohnson: on.ft.com/1rMHBCa
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Did you miss last night's How We Got to Now episode focusing on "Light"? Stream it now @ to.pbs.org/1wIvKbF #HowWeGottoNowPBS
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Amazing new Information Age exhibit at London Science Museum. Here's Sir Tim's NeXT machine he used to create the Web pic.twitter.com/Qt80QJW65a
“This is my brick.” Tim Cook writes publicly about being gay. Very nicely done… businessweek.com/articles/2014-…
RT @PBS: The development of light technology has now extended to peel-and-stick solar cells: bit.ly/hwgtnxtsticks #HowWeGotToNowPBS
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Aaannd that's a wrap! Hope you enjoyed this one. Don't forget to pick up the book. And tune in to next week's "Cold." #HowWeGotToNowPBS
If you're enjoying tonight's #HowWeGotToNowPBS, I recommend the memoir 'Uncle Tungsten" by @OliverSacks. #filaments #light
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Did you like my little homage to JJ Abrams with the flaring lights. Wonderful location to go sci fi #howwegottonowpbs
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NIF really felt like we had jumped twenty years into the future. Amazing place. #HowWeGotToNowPBS
This is one of my favorite cuts in the whole series: aliens to bar codes! (Nice Muzak too.) #HowWeGotToNowPBS
Intrigued by #HowWeGotToNowPBS, read this article on how we used to sleep in two chunks of time (before nightlife): bbc.com/news/magazine-…
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Much longer discussion in the book about the connection between neon and postmodern architecture (Learning From Las Vegas) #HowWeGotToNowPBS
That is the Vegas Eiffel Tower, not the real one. #HowWeGotToNowPBS
Standing at home plate with a bat in a major league park would have made 8-yr-old Steven v. happy. (Even with no crowds.) #HowWeGotToNowPBS
My first #histtech critique of tonight's ep.: #Edison didn't invent R&D lab de novo. Earlier precursors in Eur & US. #HowWeGotToNowPBS
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This is the trick of trying to tell stories of collective invention, where there isn't a single heroic inventor. #HowWeGotToNowPBS
Check out the look on my face as these go off. I was pretty freaked out. #HowWeGotToNowPBS
Great thing abt shooting a sequence on a crowded street in NY walking & talking to yourself with a camera: no one notices! #HowWeGotToNowPBS
@stevenbjohnson Also some great bks by Princeton's Graham Burnett, most notably Trying Leviathan & Sounding of the Whale #HowWeGotToNowPBS
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Shot this in the wonderful Tenement Museum in downtown NYC. #HowWeGotToNowPBS
@stevenbjohnson Also, there are great online resources through @whalingmuseum and their website
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First @stevenbjohnson in the bath. Now in bed with another man. All in the name of innovation #howwegottonowpbs
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Lots of great books on the history of whaling: Leviathan, In The Heart Of The Sea and also this little book by Melville. #HowWeGotToNowPBS
Just so you know, no spermaceti oil was burned during filming of #howwegottonowpbs as that is illegal. The lamp lights up by clever filming
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.@stevenbjohnson could've been a Whaler? Crank up the #BrassBonanza! In all seriousness some beautiful cetaceans on screen #HowWeGotToNowPBS
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Couldn't have timed the whale popping up behind @stevenbjohnson any better if we tried for #howwegottonowpbs
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We were really concerned that we wouldn't find a whale out on that trip. Didn't have an extra day in the shoot schedule. #HowWeGotToNowPBS
Be thankful for your fresh scented candles. A couple of centuries ago they would've filled your house w/ smoke & fumes. #HowWeGotToNowPBS
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Never let it be said that I am not willing to humiliate myself for SCIENCE and HISTORY. #HowWeGotToNowPBS
This episode also directed by @drpaulolding who did last week's glass episode as well...
Quick note before show to say that book of #HowWeGotToNowPBS climbed up to #12 on the Times bestseller list. 4 straight weeks on the list!
Okay, almost 2AM here in London, I've got my 24-hour room service & ready to live-tweet the Light ep of #HowWeGotToNowPBS. Who's with me?
Find out about the making of tonight's episode of #HowWeGotToNowPBS from host @stevenbjohnson on @HowWeGetToNext: bit.ly/hwgtnxtle
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People watching #WorldSeries, switch channels in 10 min and watch #HowWeGotToNowPBS. There'll be more baseball games! Oh, wait, maybe not.
Eureka moments are mostly fictional — here’s how innovation really happens vox.com/e/6805066?utm_…
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Insane doublespeak: “MCX merchants make their own decisions… the choice is theirs.” As long as they only choose MCX! mcx.com/blog/answers-t…
There was no lightbulb moment in the history of the lightbulb howwegettonext.com/Article/VFC8Gy…
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From: bit.ly/VxOuyb "No country today has a lower life expectancy than the highest 200 years ago." pic.twitter.com/TouhSpnwnL
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For my new Italian friends at #WBFMI yesterday, I've learned that my series How We Got To Now will air in Italy Jan 14, on BBC Knowledge.
I'm going to be waking up at 2AM London time to live-tweet tonight's #HowWeGotToNowPBS. In the US, the least you could do is tune in @ 10/9c
See how light has altered sleep habits, architecture & more on #HowWeGotToNowPBS w/ @stevenbjohnson 10/29 @ 10/9c to.pbs.org/1nziUws
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Goodbye, desert island book. Hello Ebola quarantine book. What to read during an epidemic: vult.re/1FVweBr
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See how journalist Jacob Riis came up with a new lights source to photograph NYC slums in this #HowWeGotToNowPBS clip to.pbs.org/1w97tNN
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