Originally Posted by Treetop
I didn't say he did.
I commented on how he divided the tasks up into simple, easily taught functions, you know, the ones that cause repetitive motion health problems... this would be as opposed to someone doing something more skilled, such as sewing the upholstery, which IIRC, was paid piecework.
Thanks though, didn't know Adam Smith had that credit...
Ford was genius and his legacy lives on - he certainly brought the concept forward as we understand it today.
I'm ever mindful of history getting rewritten by popular myth - from powered flight to assembly lines - the invention of steel and more, the popular notions aren't the correct ones!