[LMB] OT: Governor’s Orders
howard at brazee.net
Wed Nov 18 01:46:32 GMT 2020
> On Nov 17, 2020, at 6:34 PM, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> wrote:
> ObBujold: This makes me wonder---does Barrayar have an advantage over
> other planets in manufacturing because they started late and got newer
> factories? That was part of why Japan did so well after World War
> II---their factories were new and state-of-the art, unlike a lot of ours.
On Earth, there are countries that have very little copper-wire phone infrastructure. Instead, they have cell-phone infrastructure, which is much cheaper to create and is more useful. They got that because they were late-comers to having the wealth to produce a good phone system.
China and India did not produce Mercury-level space programs.
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