The layman called upon to pen a few words on the importance of keeping a closer than usual check on the industrialist’s inventory of tools may feel a little over-awed at times. Initially, it appears that the scribe has no words to express to the unsuspecting public. But then again, not. In keeping with any commercial or industrial manufacturer of essential good’s full array of necessary skills, the wordsmith has his as well. One of those is the practice of good research. Reading comes easily enough, even when requisitioned with large volumes of technical material, loaded with customary jargon. It gives him great pleasure, and it falls to him to break down the language so that plenty more besides who will go on to read his finished material will understand and appreciate every word published.
Before you ask the question, this exercise has every bit in common with industrial gauges and its requisite machinery and tools. The layman under-appreciates the need to be precise in every facet of the design and manufacture process when making the rounds of his home or office. The mercantilist, on the other hand, is very much in thrall. It is he who must provide likeminded manufacturers with their necessary toolkit that is going to allow them to be precise in their design and manufacture process. He knows full well that not a millimeter must be out of kilter.
Think of this the next time you board a cross country flight. The carrier you seat yourself in would not be in the air if it were not for the perfect gauge. A building thirty floors high would not see the light of day if machinery were not able to meet and match the architect’s precise measurements.