I have read and enjoyed many of your Engineer 150 pieces. I was a little surprised, however, by a few of the articles chosen for inclusion and some that were left out.
I know it must have been tempting to seize on the topicality of Wembley stadium, but as a lasting monument to engineering ability it hardly compares to many of Brunel’s achievements. .
The detail of the writing in the old copies of The Engineer featured on your website is tremendous. I read and enjoy the magazine, and realise that it would probably be impractical to produce such depth of detail now, which is a shame. Maybe we all have far shorter attention spans these days. Will there be any more of these items?
Congratulations on your fine anniversary issue, with its reference to Sir Henry Bessemer.
For more, see my book ‘Zerah Colburn: The Spirit of Darkness’.
ex-editor The Engineer
Editor’s note: We hope the range of archive material had something for everyone. We plan to make more available, and will take into account all the views expressed when choosing which to reproduce.
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