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David Ashton
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What a great place
David Ashton   8/25/2014 4:35:33 PM
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Thanks for that Junko.  I used to go to Paris a lot and never even knew about this place..  So another item for my ever lengthening bucket list.....

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The pace of the technology
prabhakar_deosthali   8/26/2014 3:53:39 AM
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Junko,

You made my day today.

Just the slide show itself is so much engrossing!

Aprt from reliving the memories of my stay in Paris some 27 years back, I also relived my journey as an engineer from my college days to the present stage.

 

Two and half centuries from an adding machine to the multiplying machine - The pace looks so slow now , but those were the visionaries who brough the real industrial revolution to this world.

Compared to those original ideas , what we are doing today looks just some incremental work.

The real heros of that age are the mechanical engineers , though today they are relegated to background activity while the electronics and the IT is at the forefront.

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Good visit idea
?-??>   8/26/2014 4:25:50 AM
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Thanks Junko for this tour of the museum. It's always good to see the history of technology.


I'll go to this one next week ~
If you know any other techbnology related museums/exhibitions in Paris, I'd be glad to know or go !

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Re: Good visit idea
Frank Wiedmann   8/26/2014 5:31:21 AM
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Two obvious ones are Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie and Palais de la Découverte. And if you happen to come to Munich, Germany, be sure to visit the Deutsches Museum.

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Re: What a great place
junko.yoshida   8/26/2014 7:24:49 AM
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I know...this place is so off the radar! David, don't wait too long. You must come back to Paris!

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Re: The pace of the technology
junko.yoshida   8/26/2014 7:30:03 AM
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@prabhakar, I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the slideshow.  together. I spent a whole afternoon last Friday there, had a great time, and I enjoyed even more putting together this slideshow.

You wrote:

Two and half centuries from an adding machine to the multiplying machine - The pace looks so slow now , but those were the visionaries who brough the real industrial revolution to this world.

Compared to those original ideas , what we are doing today looks just some incremental work.

That's exactly the I way felt when I was at the museum. And I couldn't agree with you more, when you pointed out:

The real heros of that age are the mechanical engineers.

Indeed.

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Re: Good visit idea
junko.yoshida   8/26/2014 7:31:30 AM
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Thanks for chiming in, Frank. Definitely, Deutsches Museum is my FAVORITE!

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Re: Good visit idea
junko.yoshida   8/26/2014 7:33:28 AM
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I am glad you are visiting the Museum of Arts et Metier next week. Yes, it won't dissapoint you.

As Frank noted, Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie is also a good one. Well curated and educational.

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?-??>   8/26/2014 8:22:32 AM
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I already went to Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie and Palais de la Découverte, but I might go again if there is some new tempory exhibition!

Thanks Frank and Junko for those recommendations.

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antedeluvian   8/26/2014 8:52:49 AM
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Junko

Thanks for the reccomendation- a good reason to go back to Paris- as if one needed a another one.

Perhaps I will be able to add it to the next edition of my blog Touring as an Engineer.

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