[LMB] OT: technological novels & subversion

Robert Woodward robertaw at drizzle.com
Tue Feb 27 18:16:21 GMT 2018


> On Feb 27, 2018, at 9:48 AM, Sylvia McIvers <sylviamcivers at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> On Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 1:36 PM, M R Dolbear fm <
> little.egret at dolbear.fastmail.fm> wrote:
> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Mon, 26 Feb 2018, at 04:08, Jelbelser wrote:
>> 
>> === no point in wheeled carts or wagons?
>> 
>> (snip)
>> 
>> Did the South Americans use rollers?
>> 
>> Check the tools the Romans, Chinese and Indians used.
>> 
>> 
>> 
> I seem to remember reading ( a long time ago) that the Incas (or Aztecs?)
> did not use wheels because they had slaves to carry everything. Also
> because in a mountainous region, wheels are not as useful as they are on
> the plains.

The Incas lived on the Peruvian plateau, some of which is fairly flat. Besides, the Aztecs and Mayans could have used people to pull carts if they had carts.

"We have advanced to new and surprising levels of bafflement."
Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan describes progress in _Komarr_.
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Robert Woodward robertaw at drizzle.com



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