experienced several “Something Bigs”
Standards-based uniformity of the fundamentals (rail gauge, time,
etc.) and government support (land grants, etc.)
highways. Uniform construction of
roadways by independent states and their contractors. Again, significant US government support in
the form of guidelines and funds.
|Signage. Every day, operations of the 250,000,000
vehicles on the roadway in the US are presented with Megabytes of data in the
form of metal signs. Those signs are
very uniform in nature independent of who installed them or where they are
installed. Based on the Manual for
Uniform Traffic Control Devices.