How a Technology That Helped Settle the West Became Known as the “Devil’s Rope”
Roman Mars’ podcast 99% Invisible covers design questions large and small, from his fascination with rebar to the history of slot machines to the great Los Angeles Red Car conspiracy. Here at The Eye, we cross-post new episodes and host excerpts from the 99% Invisible blog, which offers complementary visuals for each episode. This week's edition—about barbed wire—can be played below. Or keep reading to learn more.