You must build a toaster. From scratch.
Wondering if that got your attention.
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to attend the Pop!tech meeting last week – blogged about it quite a bit.
One of the best if not THE best talks in my humble opinion was by Thomas Thwaites who spoke of his experience making a toaster from scratch. It was such a great talk that I did hunt down his book which I have finished (it’s a great, quick read and I’ll gift it to Dru C now).
The talk and the book got me thinking — what a great thing for a human ecologist to know?
Don’t you think? I mean, not a toaster necessarily, but some small appliance or other household accoutrement with unclear origins.
NOTE: This idea has not been discussed with anyone besides my wife who, incidentally, thinks it’s kind of peculiar. Thoughts?