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I, Pencil [...]

1958 essay by Leonard Read written from the first person perspective of a pencil describing its own  creation from Ward Cunningham Read describes a supply chain of modest [[Economic Complexity]]. They are primarily "extractive". Forresters remove trees. Miners minerals, and so forth. The machinery that mills the pencil has its own supply chain and its expense reflect...


Origin of QWERTY [...]

> And so the beginning of the development of the QWERTY keyboard began. The design was not dictated by a sales department, or the limitations of the mechanics of the first typewriters. Instead, the design of the QWERTY keyboard was designed for Morse code, with significant regard given to putting the most frequently used letters on the home row. > The Morse code...


Hello world! [...]

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