Rube Goldberg Biography

A Rube Goldberg machine is a contraption, invention, device or apparatus that is deliberately over-engineered or overdone to perform a very simple task in a very complicated fashion, usually including a chain reaction. The expression is named after American cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg.

Over the years, the expression has expanded to mean any confusing or complicated system. For example, news headlines include "Is Rep. Bill Thomas the Rube Goldberg of Legislative Reform?" and "Retirement 'insurance' as a Rube Goldberg machine". Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Rube Goldberg
Date of Birth:
July 4, 1883
Astrological Sign:
Cancer
Date of Death:
December 7, 1970
Age at Death:
87
Marriages
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