Friday, May 22, 2009

Wired: It’s Elementary, My Dear Reader

Wired's This Day in Tech celebrates ACD's 150th

This Day In Tech Events That Shaped the Wired World
May 22, 1859: It's Elementary, My Dear Reader

Conan Doyle became a medical doctor, a vocation that didn’t become his destiny but led him to to it. He impatiently filled the many patient-less hours of a struggling practice, creating a character who became the archetypal protagonist of crime fiction. He was also sowing the seeds for generations to come of eccentric, cerebral detectives whose crime-solving technique was light on physical prowess and heavy on the powers of observation and deduction...

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