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A New Face for an Old Giant

Post: Dec. 7, 2017

The NY Times published a profile of Ford a few weeks ago, focusing on the legendary car company’s efforts to compete with tech companies like Google and Uber in developing a Self-Driving car. It’s an interesting piece that captures the changing face of manufacturing. The company that introduced the Model T and the factory assembly line that still symbolizes 20th century manufacturing, now trying to remake itself in the image of Silicon Valley, the symbol of 21st century manufacturing. It perfectly symbolizes the ongoing shift technological shift in the industry.