Well, actually, it’s “ten things holding back tech,” culled with loving obsessiveness by Pog from his archives. I’ll bet you’d never guess which particular company is responsible for Number One.
At Number Ten, we have this interesting proposition:
“World War II gave us radar, rockets, the jet engine and digital computing. It also gave us 50 million dead.”
I think “digital computing” is just barely acceptable under the circumstances, although we’re actually talking the butt-end of the war here.
Radar, rockets and the jet engine? Not so much. Try the Great Depression for all three.