Microwave Oven Liberation 

How the dismal science applies to your life.
Jan. 4 2001 3:00 AM

Microwave Oven Liberation 

Household appliances, not Gloria Steinem, ushered women into the workplace.

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My prediction for this century is that technological innovation will continue to transform and enrich our lives in ways that none of us can now imagine. Of all the predictions one could have made a century ago, that was the only one that proved true.

Steven E. Landsburg is the author, most recently, ofMore Sex Is Safer Sex: The Unconventional Wisdom of Economics. You can e-mail him at armchair@landsburg.com.

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