[sotd] March 5, 2002 [Great Engineering Achievements]

Site of the Day for Tuesday, March 5, 2002

        Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century

From the National Academy of Engineering comes this well-organized website
designed to showcase the revolutionary advances in technology which have
changed our world beyond the wildest dreams of our nineteenth century
forefathers. While the List's gentle members may occasionally feel a tad
jaundiced about the intrusions these engineering feats have brought to
their lives, they are always ready to recognize excellence.

"The goal of the Greatest Achievements project is to celebrate a remarkable
century of technological achievement. Initiated by the National Academy of
Engineering, this project is a collaboration with the American Association
of Engineering Societies, National Engineers Week, and 27 other
professional engineering societies." - from the website and presumably
written by engineers
        
This is a most interesting website devoted to explaining how the major
developments in technology have reshaped western society over the previous
century. Each item in the "Greatest Achievements" list includes a brief
introduction, its history and the impact of its development and a timeline
outlining its implementation. From electrification to space age materials,
this presentation offers a wealth of interesting material.

Forge a path to the site for an informed and informative overview of how
engineering has altered our society at :

http://www.greatachievements.org/

  A.M. Holm
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