. . . and other Rube Goldberg contraptions are featured in a fun little package, including video, on Goldberg in the New York Times today. It's built around a review of a new appreciation of the 20th century artist / inventor of unlikely machines whose name became an adjective for the over-elaborate constructions he did so well.

Goldberg, who died in 1970, once said his drawings were a "symbol of man's capacity for exerting maximum effort to achieve minimal results." Has anything really changed?