Isambard Kingdom Brunel was like the Wolverine of the early Victorians. He was short, ripped, had big sideburns, smoked 50 cigars a day, AND KICKED EVERYONE’S ASS!!
Okay, I don’t know for a fact that he was ripped. It’s hard to tell:
I’m struggling with the unforgiving black-and-white—- pretty much all the drawing I’ve done, I noodle happily with a soft blue pencil and then leave it that (or some poor sap had to clean it up). I think it reads better on screen than half-tones though; plus it’s good discipline; plus in a weird way you can get away with more stuff.
Some of the serious research us here at L&B enterprises have been doing:
Or, with some really nice videos of the Awesome Might of the Difference Engine– Mechano Difference Engine!
And, if you can HANDLE THIS: Babbage’s BRAAAAAAIIIIIINNSSS!! at the Science Museum.