How do you build, repair, and fly a spaceship without reference manuals?
How do you manage a galactic empire without an immense bureaucracy?
How do you trade without written ledgers?
How do you schedule storm-trooper shifts without a printed schedule?
Components of the GX-8 included a humidity sensor, chiller bars, telemetry core, air density sensors, water pump unit, function monitors, and typically, a small ring of ground around the vaporator known as the "mushroom patch" where Tatooine mushrooms were known to grow.
Attack of the Clones sees Obi-Wan Kenobi go to the Jedi Library, but again, this research facility seems less about books and more about pretty colors, interactive holographic maps, etc. The amount of actual reading even someone like Obi-Wan does is still limited. Now, I imagine Jedi can probably read and are taught to read, as are rich people like Princess Leia and Padme Amidala and Jimmy Smits... the average citizen of the galaxy in Star Wars receives his/her/its information orally, from stories told by spacers in bars, farmboys on arid planets, orphans in crime-ridden cities, etc.
modern U.S. Marine infantry battalion or MEU?
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