Saturday, November 17, 2012

Video: The Miracle of the Pencil...And everything else...

In posting just before this one I extolled the virtues of the Capitalism and Creative Destruction (by implication) through a high tech device---a Smartphone.  Now, I would like to do the same with a
very low tech device---a Pencil!

Here is a nice video (about 6 minutes long) illustrating the Miracle of the Pencil and how it comes to the marketplace.  Innumerable resources and activities have to be co-ordinated to create such a simple thing at such a low price.  Look at a pencil, then look at EVERYTHING else around you.  Think about the effort it took to get those things within your reach. 

I dont think the word miracle is that far-fetched...

HT: Cafe Hayek and the links from there...

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