2018-04-09 4 min read


Planning & Strategy.

Making & Manufacturing.

Maintenance, Repair & Operations.

Distribution & Logistics.

Inspection & Testing.

  • Radar satellite imaging shows 4000 square miles of Texas rising and then falling as much as 40 inches as oil fields are pumped full of CO2 and saltwater and drained of oil.
  • On the huge growth of the premium apple market. "The future of the apple may be in so-called 'club' varieties [like Honeycrisp, which saw 275% growth since 2010]. Supplies of these fruits are tightly controlled using patents and royalties paid per tree, which fund marketing campaigns that build the brand." Related, a good older piece on the companies and people who develop new apple varieties.


Festo's new bionic robots.

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Love, Spencer.

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Spencer Wright
Spencer Wright
Spencer Wright is the (mostly accidental) founder of Scope of Work, which he started writing (as The Prepared) in 2013. Today he serves as its editor-in-chief and chief dilettante.
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