THERE are times when a great accretion of the resources available to man changes the human environment. This country experienced such a change two centuries ago and it lives in history books as the Industrial Revolution. It didn't happen overnight for the various factors, from Kay's flying shuttle to Watt's steam engine, covered something like fifty years. In the end it completely altered the character of the country. Cottage industry was eliminated and factories spread rapidly. There was a vast increase in the population and the expansion of industrial production made all previous progress insignificant.
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