This is the blog of Ronald Bartels that wanders on and off the subject of problem management (that is how it started), but it is best described by Ray who says this is Daddy's thoughts! Like the best music is from the Eighties and a wee dram helps in solving most inconveniences.
Heath Robinson - solving the problems of the Human world with gadgets - the Awesome World of Things
The term "Heath Robinson" entered the popular language during the
1914–1918 First World War as a description of any unnecessarily complex
and implausible contrivance. Robinson was born in London into a long
line of artists. He aspired to be a landscape painter, but had little
commercial success and so followed his father and brothers into
commercial book and magazine illustration. He provided the artwork for a
number of books, including Don Quixote and The Water Babies. In the run up to and during World War One, Robinson became known for a series of drawings in magazines such as The Tatler,
poking fun at human life, where carrying out normal tasks with supposed
simple devices stretched to ridiculous extremes using complex or
convoluted contraptions. These performed trivial tasks, such as potato
peeling, wart removal and pancake making. His work quickly became
popular especially during the war where he poked fun at the German war
Find out more about Heath Robinson over at LinkedIn here.