Popular Science

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Instruction Manual

The first how-to manual, Mechanick Exercises, was published by Joseph Moxon in 1740 as a guide to printing. Since then manuals have been an essential way to catalog and share technical knowledge.

In the digital era much of this content has been off-loaded to help desks and FAQ pages.

This series of illustrations for Popular Science serves to support their investigation into the pros and cons: Have we given up real knowledge in favor of quick access and easy-to-use devices?

art director: Todd Detwiler

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art director: Todd Detwiler

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