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Amazonians to Amazon

The Romans (and possibly the mythological Amazonians) built roads in 800 CE. Not particularly good ones, no doubt, but roads nonetheless. Fun fact: most of said roads survive today, not bad for a bunch of half-naked people without machines 2000 years ago. Roads were the first – admittedly tiny – step towards efficient transport. It …

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The Brick Conundrum

Quick, when’s the last time you went to a physical store for anything besides groceries? If you’re anything like the rest of the British population, the answer is likely to be ‘‘When we didn’t have roads blocked by snow, thank you very much’’, followed by a disapproving ‘tut’. On a more serious note, only about …

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