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High-speed trains, planes and automobiles are increasingly redundant

21 November 2020

9:00 AM

21 November 2020

9:00 AM

The History of Speed: The Quest to Go Faster, From the Dawn of the Motor Car to the Speed of Sound Martin Roach

Simon & Schuster, pp.256, 25

Should the world be faster or slower? This is a question relevant to global economics, politics and culture. But not to Martin Roach. The History of Speed is a one-dimensional book — if it has any dimensions at all.

Speed and pace are often confused. One is distance over time, the other is time over distance.

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