The social function of intellect

@inproceedings{Humphrey1976TheSF,
  title={The social function of intellect},
  author={Nicholas Humphrey},
  year={1976}
}
Henry Ford, it is said, commissioned a survey of the car scrap yards of America to find out if there were parts of the Model T Ford which never failed. I lis inspectors came back with reports of almost every kind of breakdown : axles, brakes, pistons all were liable to go wrong. But they drew attention to one notable exception, the kingpins of the scrapped cars invariably had years of life left in them. With ruthless logic Ford concluded that the kingpins on the Model T were too good for their… CONTINUE READING

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