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People making things 100 yrs ago had the lay person ability to make incredibly intricate inventions with only basic material skills. Nearly any technology could be made of gears, steam engines, pulleys, cables, glue, leather, glass, brass, wheels, hinges. Today, no. To make anything cutting edge requires a team of engineers. There died the crazed inventor in his basement. (source)