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Friday, February 08, 2002

Western European Tech- David Carr at Samizdata asks-

Can anybody think of any historically-significant cultural or technological innovation to have emerged from Continental Western Europe since World War II?
Here's three quickly from a groggy mind. (1)It's on the bubble (pun not originally intended), but SCUBA gear, invented by Jacques Cousteau during late WWII and commercialized after the war, should count as one example. (2)Velcro is a Swiss invention of the late 40's. (3)If a British ex-pat working in Switzerland counts, the World Wide Web would be on that list.

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