“This is a fascinating course, based upon the instructor's book "An End to Alms." The course was given after the book was published, so the instructor addressed items brought up by readers. I'm not sure I agree with his conclusions about the possible causes of the Industrial Revolution, but he lays out an interesting case.
So, what's wrong with the course? First, a few items in the course were taught in recitation sessions which weren't taped. Nothing essential, but still a bit annoying. Second, the instructor seems way too amused by his own witticisms. Finally, and most annoyingly, the videos aren't playable on my iPod Classic. However, there are free programs that will convert them to a format that is viewable. Once the videos were converted, I easily imported them into my iTunes library.
But all of that still leaves the course at four stars.”
ProgFred via Apple Podcasts ·
United States of America ·