Survival of the fittest most adaptable

Back in the days when carriages were all pulled by horses or other livestock, very few of the wagon and carriage-makers of the time expected their coach and carriage industry to change in any significant way. This is evident by their reluctance to accept the newfangled "horseless carriages" as anything more than a passing, impractical whim. And of the handful that did recognize the potential presented by the self-moving carriages, which could transport people and cargo much farther and faster than horses (and were not restricted by rails), only a smaller number still were able or willing to retool and adapt. The few who did soon become an integral part of the burgeoning young automobile i...

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