this has been consoling me since i finished watching the wire. for those who don't know, it's a bbc series from 1973 about the history of science written and narrated by jacob bronowski. it's also a masterpiece of tv documentary. bronowski is visibly excited at every turn, the content is surprisingly undated and it's teaching me things i simply never knew. i only remember the programme is 35 years old when bronowski uses a gargantuan steam-powered computer to illustrate a point using a moving 3d graphic.