December 08, 2010
Government contracts, then and now
As noted in Today in HIstory, this is the birthday of Eli Whitney, who not only invented the cotton gin but perfected the method of mass production of muskets with interchangeable parts. Wikipedia has an image of one of Whitney's first contracts with the U.S. government:
Government contracts have become substantially longer over the years.
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