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Friday, January 11, 2008

Sad news today about the death of Sir Edmund Hillary, who has died aged 88...

There have been a number of interesting stories in the papers in the last few days: the disappearance of Dawlish Warren beach, the Indian women who 'rent out' their wombs to wealthy foreigners, the launch of the Tata Nano in India...

A new version of the Model T Ford from 1908...

The first mass-produced cheap car (about £2,000 in today's terms), Henry Ford's "Tin Lizzie" revolutionised work and economics as much as transportation. Ford used assembly line techniques and standardisation of parts and tasks to create vast economies of scale in his River Rouge plant, the largest in the world – creating a method of manufacturing we we now call "Fordism". Famously available in "any colour, so long as it's black", this rugged machine put America on wheels. Some 15 million had been built, one every three minutes, by the time production ended in 1927.

Also well done to all 6th form teachers and staff at KES.


From today's LYNN NEWS.




Update: Some excellent materials on Everest in Saturday's Times...

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