As I mop up the drops of milk I’ve spilt on the breakfast table, it’s occurred to me that although we’ve designed spaceships to put men on the moon, we are still unable to design a milk carton that pours properly. Is there a chink in the way that we think?...
   
 

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As I mop up the drops of milk I’ve spilt on the breakfast table, it’s occurred to me that although we’ve designed spaceships to put men on the moon, we are still unable to design a milk carton that pours properly. Is there a chink in the way that we think?

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