LESSONS  FROM  THE  HISTORY  OF  ''POWER  FARMING''
     THAT  MIGHT  APPLY  TO  INTERNET  GOSPEL  OUTREACH

    ''PEOPLE  HATE  CHANGE, BUT  IT  IS  ONLY  THRU  CHANGE
      THAT  PROGRESS  IS  POSSIBLE'' .... CHARLES  F. KETTERING

      THE  ''POWER  FARMING''  AGRICULTURAL  REVOLUTION
       BROUGHT  AMERICA  AND  THE  WORLD  FROM  SUBSISTENCE
       TO  PRODUCTIVITY  THAT  WAS  UNIMAGINABLE  JUST
       A  CENTURY  AGO....AT  FIRST  THE  STEAM  ENGINE  
       MANUFACTURERS  AND  HORSE  BREEDERS  RESISTED,  BUT
       THE  POTENTIAL  BENEFITS  OF  INTERNAL  COMBUSTION
       ENGINES  WERE  JUST  TOO  GREAT  TO  BE  IGNORED ....
       LIKEWISE  THE  INTERNET  HAS  SIMILAR  POSSIBILITIES  FOR
       VASTLY  INCREASED  PRODUCTIVITY  AND  EFFICIENCY ....  IT
       SHOULD  BE  KEPT  IN  MIND  THAT  NO  INVENTOR  HAS EVER
       CREATED  THE  ''PERFECT''  MACHINE....THE  HISTORY  OF
       AGRICULTURE  HAS  BEEN  GRADUAL  IMPROVEMENTS  OVER
       EXISTING  TECHNOLOGY....WITH  A  FEW  ''GIANT  LEAPS''
       FROM  TIME  TO  TIME.... BUT  ''YOU  MISS 100%  OF  THE
       SHOTS  THAT  YOU  DON'T  TAKE''....WAYNE  GRETZKY


       .... A  SHORT  HISTORY  OF
 ''POWER   FARMING'' ....

       .... THE  
STEAM  TRACTION  ENGINE ....

       ....
SAFETY  HAZARDS  OF  STEAM  POWER ....

       .... JOHN  FROELICH'S
 ''WONDER''  TRACTION   ENGINE ....