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The author of Sex, Bombs and Burgers: How War, Porn and Fast Food Created Technology As We Know It, Peter Nowak, the senior science and technology reporter at CBC News Online discusses his new book, with Joseph Planta.


Sex, Bombs and Burgers: How War, Porn and Fast Food Created Technology As We Know It by Peter Nowak. (Viking, 2010)

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: Sex, Bombs and Burgers


Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.

A really great book that’s out now is Sex, Bombs and Burgers: How War, Porn and Fast Food Created Technology As We Know It. Its author Peter Nowak joins me now. He has written a fascinating book that looks at a trio of arguably the worst qualities of humankind: war, fast food, and pornography. These, our basest impulses, have Mr. Nowak argues, brought us major technological advances. Peter Nowak is the senior science and technology reporter for CBC News Online. He’s a long time, award-winning technology writer. The website for more is www.sexbombsburgers.com. The book is published by Viking. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, in Toronto this day, Peter Nowak; Good morning, Mr. Nowak.

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