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If Syria pioneered grain processing by watermill in 350BC, the UK in 2019 can do better... right?

katrinab Silver badge

We are actually moving in the other direction.

20 years ago, if I wanted to wash my car, I would go to Tesco, and pay £6 to use their big automated roller-bush machine thing to wash my car.

Now, I go to Tesco, and pay £6 to a man with a spray bottle and a cloth to wash my car. The man with a cloth does a much better job of cleaning my car and is far less likely to damage it; and, adjusted for inflation, he is a lot cheaper than the machine.

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