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[dupe] The Entire History of Steel (popularmechanics.com)
35 points by shawndumas 7 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 6 comments

Gee, I dunno....I have a few books on my bookshelf from that mechanical engineering degree I did that are either largely or entirely about steel. I can't help but feel that this "entire" history might omit a few details, but it is a good start.

Hence the name 'popular'

That's in the name of the publication though, not the title of the article.

The amazing thing is how long it took from the first good steel to the Bessemer converter. Millennia.

And it ultimately has a Lisp connection as well, given the history of [sbcl](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steel_Bank_Common_Lisp).

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