Unintelligent Design

Aspiring inventors navigate an industry that makes big profits from their unrealized dreams.

The Wrapper-Compactor. John Stillman. Last year, I embarked on a mission at the behest of the great American inventor Greg Steiner, whose legend preceded him, as legends often do in the era of the World Wide Web. I discovered him while searching for what remained of the workbench tinkerer. Lacking fluency in the arcane languages of the high-tech tools that had come to govern my life, and armed with a degree in history, of all things, I feared being cut off by the 21st century’s. . . Read more
John Stillman