Quote Originally Posted by Lummy View Post
Well, they aren't going to go out in the field and survey households about vacuuming and washing clothes unless someone tells them to do it. In writing. In triplicate. Since it would have been a massive survey for more than a century, the paper trail would be enormous.

I calculate that the resulting stack of paper would reach all the way to Jupiter.

Still, even intuitively, we know all those technologies have infiltrated our lives.

Where the exact data comes from, I don't have the interest to look into it.