Thomas Thwaites: How I built a toaster — from scratch (TED)

It takes an entire civilization to build a toaster. Designer Thomas Thwaites found out the hard way, by attempting to build one from scratch: mining ore for steel, deriving plastic from oil … it’s frankly amazing he got as far as he got. A parable of our interconnected society, for designers and consumers alike.

Strange Random Design Quote:

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they go by.— Douglas Adams

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Posted on July 14, 2011, in TED, Video and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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