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Beyond a Man’s Machines: The Art of Rube Goldberg

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All else aside, though, it’s his Rube Goldberg inventions that made him a lasting cultural presence. Goldberg once said his machines — which he drafted with strict but rollicking precision — were a “symbol of man’s capacity for exerting maximum effort to achieve minimal results.” It sometimes took him as long as 30 hours to execute one single-panel piece.


The New York Times takes a look at The Art of Rube Goldberg by Jennifer George:

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