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Battleships hold the key to the future of tall buildings it seems

Frank Lloyd Wright once said that inferior minds work by comparison while superior minds work by analogy. As an aphorism this matches Buckminster Fuller's better known one about the task of design being to do more with less, so that even if resources dwindle, there can still be more for everyone, but in either case, the use of analogy to tease out technology is a gift from the gods because it really works.

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