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Tomorrow's World: Genius Gadgets and Gizmos David Stubbs

Tomorrow's World: Genius Gadgets and Gizmos By David Stubbs

Tomorrow's World: Genius Gadgets and Gizmos by David Stubbs


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We have arrived in the future, and we're not wearing silver space suits to work or eating pills instead of food, we can look back with some amusement on Tomorrow's World. This book recalls the best of TW's occasional successes and frequent failures.

Tomorrow's World: Genius Gadgets and Gizmos Summary

Tomorrow's World: Genius Gadgets and Gizmos: Weird and Wonderful Contraptions from Yesterday's Future by David Stubbs

Now, that we have arrived in the future, and we're not wearing silver space suits to work or eating pills instead of food, we can look back with some amusement on Tomorrow's World. Illustrated throughout and structured by theme, this book will recall the best of TW's occasional successes and frequent failures. Kieran Prenderville was demonstrating cds as early as 1981, but more true to TW form was 'Hissing Sid', a snooker-playing robotic arm which, when challenged by Prenderville on the baize, combined the temperament of Rod Hull's emu with the ineptitude of Clouseau.We were promised miracle chopping boards, but they never made it to retail, and giant, Prisoner-like bubbles inside which commuters could traipse across the Thames haven't arrived to solve inner-city congestion. We're still waiting for holographic videophones, cybernautic sheep-shearing devices and flying cars, too. With profiles of the main presenters dropped in throughout, critiquing their presenting skills, sartorial statements and science credentials, this trip back to the future has the irresistible pull of nostalgia, but is also a glorious celebration of a very British tradition in Heath Robinson-esque solutions to life's little problems.

About David Stubbs

David Stubbs has been writing about music, TV, film and sport for 20 years. He started working life as first freelance, then staff writer for Melody Maker. Since then, he has contributed to the Guardian (where he is TV reviewer and regular contributor to the 'Hard Sell' column in The Guide), The Times, Arena, NME, Uncut, When Saturday Comes, The Wire, Spin, among others. He is the author of a biography of Charlie Nicholas, as well as volumes on Jimi Hendrix and Eminem in the 'Stories Behind Every Song' series published by Carlton Books. He has just completed a volume profiling the record label Ace. He lives in Blackheath, London.

Additional information

GOR001100443
9781846075780
1846075785
Tomorrow's World: Genius Gadgets and Gizmos: Weird and Wonderful Contraptions from Yesterday's Future by David Stubbs
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Ebury Publishing
20081016
128
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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