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Henry Petroski

Originally posted December 2003

Small Things Considered

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Think of the hundreds of everyday objects you use, things you probably take for granted -- toothbrushes, paper clips, duct tape. All of those things had to be designed by someone, and most are still being designed, says engineering professor Henry Petroski.

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