Monday, August 11, 2003

The other interesting thing from dinner the other night was Ed Smith talking about doing contract work at Merck in Lansdale. The Merck plant is like a city in itself, in one massive building covering many square miles, with an outrageous 70,000 people working there. The way Ed describes it, it feels like a sort of Borges infinite, self-contained city with its own everything, like the fire department of a mid-sized city. Thursday when he was there they had three heart attacks in the building.

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