Henry Petroski, 1942-2023

This morning, the New York Times published the obituary of Professor Henry Petroski.

Duke University’s obituary is here.

Petroski was the author of The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance, the authoritative history of the pencil.

My thanks to Michael from Orange Crate Art for sharing the news with me.

In 2020, Prof. Petroski told me that he had read this blog, which continues to humble me.

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