Thursday, January 08, 2009

A great historical documentary on the Model T, Thanks Randy!

Interesting how much of social circumstances were due to the auto industry... the documentary informed me of something I hadn't thought of before, that Henry Ford, by utilizing the assembly line to produce the Model T, realized the the math of having a 9 hour workday wasn't a good idea. So the 8 hour work day was born, due to Henry Ford wanting to keep the assembly line running 24 hrs a day - he had to institute the 3 shifts we find common now, and eliminate the 9 hour shift.

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