Monday, July 19, 2010
On My Nightstand: The Battery: How Portable Power Sparked a Technological Revolution
If you're reading this post, you're quite likely doing so from a battery-powered laptop or portable device. Such is the nature of the technologically driven world in which we live. We need batteries to do pretty much anything. How we came to depend on these devices is a truly interesting story and The Battery: How Portable Power Sparked a Technological Revolution by Henry Schlesinger is a gripping tale of the people who helped unlock the secrets of electricity, batteries, and the technologies that drive our modern world.