ON THIS DAY in 1913, the Ford Motor Company fired up the world’s first moving assembly line. Until that time, workers had had to walk from one station to another at their own pace. With Ford’s innovation, it was no longer necessary for assembly workers to have legs, and employee limb-maintenance costs were instantly cut in half.

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