By Saso Dolenc
Albert Einstein as soon as acknowledged: “Everything could be made so simple as attainable, yet no longer simpler.” this can be the guiding spirit of the books during this sequence of “Short tales from technological know-how, historical past and philosophy”. the target this is to provide an explanation for technological know-how in an easy, appealing and enjoyable shape that's open to all.
The first axiom of this technique used to be set out as follows: “We think within the magic of technological know-how. we are hoping to teach you that technology isn't really a mystery artwork, obtainable merely to a devoted few. It contains studying approximately nature and society, and facets of our lifestyles which impact us all, and which we must always all as a result have the opportunity to appreciate. we will interpret technological know-how if you happen to would possibly not converse its language fluently, yet are looking to comprehend its which means. We don’t train, we simply inform tales concerning the beginnings of technological know-how, the average phenomena and the underlying rules in which they ensue, and the lives of the folk who found them.”
The objective of the writings amassed during this sequence is to provide a few key medical occasions, rules and personalities within the kind of brief tales which are effortless and enjoyable to learn. clinical and philosophical ideas are defined in a manner that anybody could comprehend. each one tale should be learn individually, yet whilst all of them band jointly to shape a wide-ranging advent to the heritage of technology and components of latest clinical learn, in addition to the various ordinary difficulties technology has encountered in background and the philosophical dilemmas it increases today.
“If I have been the one survivor on a distant island and all I had with me have been this booklet, a Swiss military knife and a bottle, i might throw the bottle into the ocean with the be aware: ‘Don’t fear, i've got every little thing I need.’”
— Ciril Horjak, alias Dr. Horowitz, a comic book artist
“The writing is comprehensible, yet by no means simplistic. Instructive, yet by no means patronizing. common, yet by no means trivial. In-depth, yet by no means too intense.”
— Ali Žerdin, editor at Delo, the most Slovenian newspaper
“Does technological know-how imagine? Heidegger as soon as responded this question with a decisive No. The writings on smooth technology skillfully penned by means of Sašo Dolenc, those small tales approximately giant tales, fast persuade us that the opposite is right. not just does technological know-how imagine in enormous quantities of unforeseen methods, its highbrow demanding situations and insights are an inexhaustible resource of idea and leisure. The readability of inspiration and the lucidity of its kind make this e-book available to somebody … within the most interesting culture of popularizing technological know-how, its achievements, dilemmas and predicaments.”
— Mladen Dolar, thinker and writer of A Voice and not anything More
“Sašo Dolenc is absolutely one in every of our such a lot winning authors within the box of well known technological know-how, owning the power to give an explanation for advanced clinical achievements to a broader viewers in a transparent and appealing method whereas ultimate particular and medical. His number of articles is of specific value since it encompasses all parts of recent technology in an unassuming, nearly light-hearted manner.”
— Boštjan Žekš, physicist and previous president of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and humanities