I just started reading Joseph Weizenbaum’s Computer Power and Human Reason: From Judgment to Calculation (1984). Weizenbaum was not a philosopher. He was a computer science researcher at MIT who became a philosophical thinker when he began to grasp how the people around him had become overly entranced by the the computer metaphor of mind….
Via PaleoFuture.com: The design of this mobile dreadnaught, with its steel-tired, spoked wheels, suggests that its inventor may have been influenced by agricultural tractors or perhaps an amusement park Ferris wheel. The trench destroyer also embodies the common goal of military visionaries: maximum offensive power with total defensive security. http://www.paleofuture.com/blog/2011/1/21/the-trench-destroyer-1917.html