A twentieth-century American cartoonist and sculptor. He was famous for his humorous diagrams of incredibly intricate machines designed to carry out simple tasks.
Note: A “Rube Goldberg contraption” is a machine with many apparently extraneous parts, which appears to have been designed by patchwork.
American cartoonist who satirized the American preoccupation with technology. His name became synonymous with any simple process made outlandishly complicated.
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