Every now and then, I go down a weird rathole. With the news of the Ever Given stuck in the Suez, and the fact that I live next to one of the world’s great historical waterways, I looked at the history of marine transportation.
It’s a story that involves the British love of tea, the standardization of firearms, mass production, and lots more. I guess it’s sort of inspired by James Burke’s Connections series. I’m not used to producing video content like this—and it could definitely use better production value—but I learned a lot, and I hope you do, too.
If you’d like me to do more stuff like this, let me know. What rathole should I go down next?
James Burke's Connections was the starting point of my fascination with tech oh so many years ago...
An educational trip down cargo ship lane, standardization and the irony of a ships name. More please.