The Hope factory was menacing in the distance, for it was one of the few buildings that somehow managed to present itself through the smog. Its hulking form consumed almost all of the horizon, and its many pistons, pillars, chimneys and flumes ate into the heavens. For the parts of the sky it could not reach, those towers sent up endless streams of smoke, and this smoke devoured the natural clouds and left an unnatural haze in the heavens. The factory was a greedy mass of brick, a ravenous form of iron. As much as it gobbled up all the landscape, it threatened that it might eat the onlookers too.
The industrial economy put a premium on the repetitive delivery of process-driven factory work. This is what delivered quality products, consistently. The knowledge economy is quite different in that it puts a premium on cognitive decision making, collaborative problem solving and creative thinking. This is what delivers innovation
It is rather hard to be accused of shiftlessness and idleness when the accuser closes the avenue of labour and industrial pursuits to us.
Michigan is also the only industrial state that has a AAA credit rating.
Detroit's industrial ruins are picturesque, like crumbling Rome in an 18th-century etching.
We have some material on spying by a major government on the tech industry. Industrial espionage.
I grew up in Columbus, Indiana, a kind of industrial and farmland place.
We should raise fierce flames of innovations in the vanguard sectors, basic industrial sectors, and all other sectors of the national economy.
Industrial hemp is a safe substance with many practical commercial applications.
As murderous industrial magnates go, Alfred Nobel is right up there with Ray Kroc, franchiser of McDonald's.
We're living through the second Industrial Revolution.
The great menace to the life of an industry is industrial self-complacency.
We must not tolerate oppressive government or industrial oligarchy in the form of monopolies and cartels.
When we think about Windows, we want to think of it as a broad platform, from wearables to industrial IoT platforms to PCs and tablets.
Everybody has called Pop Art 'American' painting, but it's actually industrial painting.
The state has an offensive and defensive role to play as promoter of industrial policies, as regulator and as shareholder.
Politics is the reflex of the business and industrial world.
I find industrial cities exciting. I like their toughness.