Sat watching the National Geographic channel and a program called Megafactories, the subject of this particular episode being the Lego factories and suddenly having one of those moments of awe.

It is truly awe-inspiring when you consider the scale of these factories. I don’t just mean the physical size of the building (which is phenomenal) but the size and scale of the logistics, of the mechanical assembly of the factories and of the machinery that creates, assembles, packs and manoeuvres the product, of the electronics involved in every stage of the manufacturing process and of the software that meticulously controls everything.

When you stop to think about the scale of the overall operation, from a technology perspective, it is mind-blowing.

Food for thought?

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