Entries by Thomas Nybergh

12 professions that got disrupted by technology

Technological progress has a long-running tendency to make entire professions unnecessary. Your history teacher in high school probably tried hard to point out one of the most well known examples: the Luddites. These English textile artisans didn’t take well to contemporary industrial automation and famously went on a rampage to smash every piece of labor-saving machinery they […]

Madder than most? Eight writers who suffered from mental illness

Western civilization hasn’t kicked the nasty old habit of stigmatizing mental health in different ways. Except in the arts and literature, maybe. Creatives are allowed to be odd, at least in retrospect. A few words of warning: One needs to tread carefully around this subject to not enable a culture of self-fulfilling prophesies around eccentric […]

Old and Shaky: Amazing 3D Photos of life in 1860 to 1930

The vintage 3D photos below are created using the Lenticular Steroscope, a contraption invented by Scotsman Sir David Brewster in 1851. His invention was presented to Queen Victoria and became a hit phenomenon during the Great Exhibition in London. The resulting images, stereographs were advertiserd with catchphrases such as “See the world from your parlour!”. In a […]