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In his autobiography, Henry Ford is famous for having written “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black.” Some say this statement was arrogant and bull-headed. Others may think he was showing a bit of humor. The reality, however, may be found in the fact that at the time his biography was published, he was cutting costs by using a quick-drying paint that was only available in black.
1 Henry Ford and Samuel Crowther, My Life and Work (Garden City, New York: Garden City Publishing Company, 1922).