A few millennia ago, pretty well anything you wanted, you had to build it yourself from scratch. Today we can buy objects from many suppliers, which for all practical purposes amounts to contracting out tiny parcels of labour to those expert in that specific manufacturing process. Similarly, modern technology allows a boss to tackle a major project by continually electronically farming out yet another part of the work to a subordinate.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)