Where did all the Boffins go? Francis Spufford writes about the British Boffins of yesteryear who weren’t seen, partly because they were socially awkward but mostly because their operations were secretive and only came to public attention years after. The results of their efforts were legendary – Concorde, Mobile Phone Technology, Human Genome Project, Beagle 2, Prospero satellite e.t.c. were all made by the so called Backroom Boys. ‘The backroom boys’ is a phrase from the 1940s.…"Strooder, 3D Printing Revolution and the Innovative Nerd(s)"