John Henry Doesn’t Stand a Chance Today

For any of you young enough not to recognize the reference in the title, it harkens back to the early days of mechanization and automation of the labor force during the industrial revolution of the 19th century. Specifically there is a tale of a man, probably a slave, who himself was legendary for using a heavy (9 pound) sledge hammer to drive spikes into railroad ties to hold the new rails in place as the railroads were first crossing the North American continent. John Henry was pitted agai

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