Backroom boffins vs Apple aesthetes

On the same night! From Louise Ferguson’s events page:

OCTOBER 2004

Thursday 28 October: iMacs and iPods
Speaker: Jonathan Ive (Apple)
Time: 7.15 pm
Venue: Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1 (near Tower Bridge)
Charge: £10
Further information: http://www.designmuseum.org

Thursday 28 October: Royal Institution – In search of boffins
Speaker: Francis Spufford (author of Backroom Boys)
Time: 7 pm – 8.30 pm
Venue: Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS
Charge: £8 for non-members, £5 concessions
…[Francis Spufford] will consider the technologists whose work kept Concorde flying, created the computer game, conquered the mobile phone business, saved the human genome for the human race and sent Beagle 2 to burrow in the cinnamon sands of Mars.
Further information: http://www.rigb.org/rimain/calendar/detail.jsp?&id=94

Thank goodness Louise has scraped the information from the otherwise inpenetrable Design Museum website…

0 comments
  1. It’s very much human-centred scraping, I’m afraid. Yes, the Design Museum website, is….impenetrable.

    I’ll be heading over to the museum itself tomorrow, together with Whitney Quesenbery (US interaction designer and president of the UPA, currently visiting from the States), to see whether the recent rumpus about style over substance is merited.

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