Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland
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Steam-engine time

One of those silly questions - who actually invented the saying about "steam engine time", and when exactly was that time - I'm assuming the late 18th / early 19th century but is there a generally agreed date?

Later

Never mind, it was apparently Charles Fort, and he wasn't making quite the argument I thought he was.

Any suggestions for an alternative "invented simultaneously in two or three places" gizmo of the 19th century?
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