Pondering the phrase "Industrial Revolu-tion' brings to mind factories, large ma-chines and the ability to mass produce products or process materials. And of course that certainly did happen, and con-tinues to this day, but like most things in life, I'm betting it started on a much smaller scale. With perhaps a gadget. That sounds kind of silly, but I bet it’s true.
Man has shown a remarkable ability to create gadgets to perform mundane repetitive tasks. Most gadgets probably resembled a hodgepodge of gears, levers and pulleys, but they got the job done.
Man has alos shown an almost obsessive need to not only make life easier with gadgets, but alos more fun. These days a rather large number of people possess gadgets of one sort or another that have no productive purpose other than entertainment.
Obviously today's gadgets do far more thanthe first ventures into gadgetry did, but the old style gadgets still appeal to us on somelevel as seen by the popularity of "steampunk".
Steam punque and all its "subsister" punque looks, appeal to us at the gut level. Gears and levers bring to mind a simpler time when things made sense and you didn'tneed an engineering degree just to turn your TV on (okay maybe that is a tad bit exaggerated, but you get the idea).
So as you might have guessed, issue 29 is all about machines and gadgets, and since there is no time like the present, let's get this "Industrial Revolution" started.
Gaurav Nawani gaurav@blenderart.org

Sandra Gilbert sandra@blenderart.org

Nam Pham nam@blenderart.org

Gaurav, Sandra, Alex

Brian C. Treacy
Bruce Westfall
Daniel Hand
Daniel Mate
Gaurav Nawani
Henriël Veldtmann
Joshua Leung
Joshua Scotton
Kevin Braun
Marque Warren
Noah Summers
Patrik ODonnell
Ronan Posnic
Scott Hill
Wade Bick

Paulo Twain
Peter Rabel
Shane Newville
Roger Wickes
Vilda Novak

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