New York Times best-selling author Simon Winchester has been talking about James Watt and the Industrial Revolution to promote his new book, “The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World”.

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Winchester has been tracing the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age, exploring the single component crucial to advancement – precision.

The book has been called “a superb history that is both an homage and a warning for our future”.