We’ve been having a bit of a tech-crush here at MAKE, on pneumatic tube systems. We wrote about it in a recent Lost Knowledge column, talked about it on Make: Talk, and Dale went to Molly Wright Steenson’s inspiring talk at ETech. In this San Jose Ignite video, entitled “It Really is a Series of Tubes,” Molly presents a wonderful survey of pneumatic technologies of the 1800s, all in five minutes.

Now I’m REALLY in love.

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  1. Not only was that a cool topic but that whole presentation format rocks too. Thanks for posting it, I had no idea they used to use a system like that.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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