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March 5, 2005

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Those Came From Where??

Matt Yglesias reminded me of this 1999 Wired article about containerized shipping — possibly the most interesting thing ever. Every time I drive past the Port of Oakland and see all the multi-hued containers stacked up, by mind gets slightly expanded.

Posted March 5, 2005 at 9:55 | Comments (2) | Permasnark
File under: Briefly Noted, Technosnark


One of the rumors going around back in 2004 was that Walmart was going to buy one of the larger container shipping firms in the world.

Did you hear about Oakland's new super cranes earlier in the week? Cleared under the bridge by mere feet.

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