Advances in cybertechnology, biotechnology and robotics mean that more people than ever before have access to potentially dangerous technologies.
Civil engineer Henry Petroski has chronicled the evolution of pencils, paperclips, and other "useful things" in previous books. In his new memoir, Paperboy, he writes about the childhood influences, such as his bike and his paper route, that led to his lifelong fascination with the workings of everyday objects.
- Henry Petroski professor of civil engineering and history at Duke University.
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