Went to the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester today. Had a bit of a brain flipout taking in all the intersection of cotton mills, labour, industry, capitalism and slave materials, looms and textile machines, early computers and computer theory, all the parallels to the current 3rd and 4th industrial revolutions.
Also I now have a hitherto unknown love of fibres and yarn and textile manufacturing machines, they are wild. Also I kind of want to do some knitting.
(A mechanical love that is. As historical artifacts they are pretty checkered.)