I use this blog to gather information and thoughts about invention and innovation, the subjects I've been teaching at Stanford University Continuing Studies Program since 2005.
The current course is Principles of Invention and Innovation (Summer '17).
Our book "Scalable Innovation" is now available on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Scalable-Innovation-Inventors-Entrepreneurs-Professionals/dp/1466590971/
Friday, October 21, 2011
Technology vs Science vs Steam
Technology appears to be a fairly recent concept: it starts showing up in books about a hundred years. You can also see how science takes away the mindshare from arts, philosophy, and even religion.
It's also interesting how the peak of "steam" coincides with the birth of "technology." Maybe at the time people realized that steam power is just an instance of a bigger trend.