Quote of the Day: The Gatling Gun

“It occurred to me that if I could invent a machine — a gun — which could, by rapidity of fire, enable one man to do as much battle duty as a hundred, that it would, to a great extent, supersede the necessity of large armies.”

    — Richard Gatling, inventor of “the first reliable machinegun,” 1877 (as quoted in The Economist, June 14)

3 Comments

  1. writerchick said,

    June 27, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    And so began the assembly line of life?
    Annie

  2. June 27, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Yes, with very unpredictable results!

  3. Josh said,

    November 10, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Richard invented hell but god created death


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