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How to Ship a Beluga Whale via UPS
"When the Georgia Aquarium broke ground in 2005, UPS made a generous donation: at no cost, they offered their logistics and shipping services for whatever the facility needed. It didn’t take long before their corporate headquarters got a call from Atlanta.

“This is going to sound strange, but hear me out,” said the voice on the line: “we’d like to transport some really, really big fish.”"
stories  profiles  shipping  ups 
july 2017 by grahams
Pallets: The single most important object in the global economy. - Slate Magazine
The pallet, that humble construction of wood joists and planks (or, less typically, plastic or metal ones) upon which most every object in the world, at some time or another, is carried. “Pallets move the world,” says Mark White, an emeritus professor at Virginia Tech and director of the William H. Sardo Jr. Pallet & Container Research Laboratory and the Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design. And, as the above stories illustrate, the world moves pallets, often in mysterious ways.
economy  infrastructure  shipping 
august 2012 by grahams
1.0 Is the Loneliest Number — Matt Mullenweg
if you’re not embarrassed when you ship your first version you waited too long.
software  shipping  releasing  management  versions  features  from delicious
november 2010 by grahams

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