Leonardo’ French Home

19 November, 2009

While traveling through France, I decided on stop in Amboise, as it was getting late. Having checked into a hotel, I went for a walk on a beautiful summer’s evening. To my surprise, I saw a sign that had the name of Leonardo da Vinci on it. Why would the great Italian artist, architect and inventor have had a house in a small French town? Following the sign, I walked…

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Origins of TV

14 November, 2009

As the world is embracing the digital age, we are preparing to switch off the analog tv signal in most countries and move to a totally digital signal. Many of us have new LCD or Plasma screens which beam large pictures into our living room. I note that younger people spend more time with their mobile phones and iPods as they race round from place to place but continually in…

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