Jacquard's Web: How a Hand-Loom Led to the Birth of the Information Age
In Jacquard's Web, James Essinger tells the story of some of the most brilliant inventors the world has ever known, in this fascinating account of how a hand-loom invented in Napoleonic France led to the development of the modern information age.Essinger, a master story-teller, describes how Joseph-Marie Jacquard's loom enabled the silk-weavers of Lyons to weave fabrics 25 times faster than had pr...
By James Essinger
Hardcover: 302 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press; First Edition edition (December 1, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1.1 x 5.3 inches
Format: PDF Text TXT ebook
How does fashion relate to bits and bytes? Read this and find out! This book traces the journey of discovery from a silk weaving loom to the information age as inventors search for a faster way to satisfy the demands of rich 18th Century fashionistas. The free market desire to make a better profi...
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