Comments about technological history, system fractures, and human resilience from James R. Chiles, the author of Inviting Disaster: Lessons from the Edge of Technology (HarperBusiness 2001; paperback 2002) and The God Machine: From Boomerangs to Black Hawks, the Story of the Helicopter (Random House, 2007, paperback 2008)

Monday, October 7, 2013

Coming Up on 100K

A big thanks to readers and followers! Disaster-Wise is coming up on a hundred thousand views. I started the blog three years ago as a follow-up to lectures on my book Inviting Disaster. It's been a learning experience throughout.
And special thanks to:
  • Ian Punnett and Coast to Coast AM for having me on his weekend show a dozen times or more; editors at Air&Space, American Heritage Publishing, and the National Board of Boiler Inspectors who allow me to excerpt from my articles; and to Lone Wolf Productions for their invitation to History Channel's Titanic at 100.
  • Experts who graciously responded to my requests for info behind the headlines, particularly forensic engineers and disaster investigators. (And there's more to come: I just received two technical papers from Dr. Fabio Remondino at FBK Trento about the methodology behind Costa Concordia's underwater survey. I'll post them this week.) 
  • Google, for making Blogger available for free. Blogger is a little klunky for a person who was raised on an iMac, but has great functionality.
  • The wifely one, for putting up with quite a few "Just a minute - I need to post this first" demurrers.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats, Jim! You're included in the 1% who create most of the great content on the Web, and it's no easy thing to enter Year 5 of blogging.