I was perusing Kottke.org — a “weblog about the liberal arts 2.0” — last night and noticed how much great stuff he has on innovation & entrepreneurship.
He gives us a taste of an upcoming movie about Linotype:
Linotype: The Film is a feature-length documentary film centered around the Linotype typecasting machine invented by Ottmar Mergenthaler. Called the “Eighth Wonder of the World” by Thomas Edison, the Linotype revolutionized printing and society, but very few people know about the inventor or his fascinating machine…. The Linotype completely transformed the communication of information similarly to how the internet is now changing it all again.
The collisions obtained were able to generate the highest temperatures and densities ever produced in an experiment. “This process took place in a safe, controlled environment, generating incredibly hot and dense sub-atomic fireballs with temperatures of over ten trillion degrees, a million times hotter than the centre of the Sun.
That’s pretty hot.