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Was wondering what the automotive industry was like decades ago.
I assume there was some transitions from:
- hobby product
- advances make a semi-comman standard across competitors
- a few dominating companies emerge, like Ford (maybe with including boom and bust periods)
- Tipping point where the old way is replaced. Minimum speeds on roads make Horses illegal.
- REGULATION. (i might be missing a few steps)
My thinking is how we can apply the lessons learned to some of the scaremongering with the big tech companies.
The origin and rapid evolution of the auto industry was as much a disruptive, transformational, series of events as the smelting of metals (iron, bronze) at the end of the neolithic, as the domestication of dogs, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, as large scale irrigation projects for somewhat reliable production of domesticated cereal grains, and, more recently, railroads.
Instead of fantasizing about it, why not read a good book ? The remarkable book "the Prize" by Daniel Yergin [^], which won the Pulitzer Prize, while focused on the oil industry, covers the "automobile age," and its visionaries, tycoons, and oddballs, in wonderful, vivid, detail.
«Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?» T. S. Elliot
I respect that. Maybe I've had a relatively trauma-less childhood.
...or never lost a kite to a tree, or had the football removed just as I was about to kick it, or ended up just in my underwear after being hit by a baseball.
I've read a lot of Peanuts back in my day...in fact I remember bringing in the mail from my grandparents' mailbox almost daily (they lived right next door) just so I could read the comics. Peanuts have never been laugh out loud funny to me, but perhaps I was expecting too much.
Today is a really nice day, let's see how many time does get by until a dumbass screws it up
(hopefully good translated, irony is not always that easy to translate)
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
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