Steven Johnson:
The playful wonderland behind great inventions

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Necessity is the mother of invention, right? Well, not always. Steven Johnson shows us how some of the most transformative ideas and technologies, like the computer, didn't emerge out of necessity at all but instead from the strange delight of play. Share this captivating, illustrated exploration of the history of invention. Turns out, you'll find the future wherever people are having the most fun.

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Steven Berlin Johnson examines the intersection of science, technology and personal experience. Full bio
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