Wow -- that is *not* something I've heard connected before, which is not to say it's not out there, but still, sounds quite new to me. If you feel like following this thread a little farther, I would encourage you to take a look at a book by my dissertation advisor about Taylor and American Literature: Taylored Lives: Narrative Productions in the Age of Taylor, Veblen, and Ford, by Martha Banta (Chicago 1993). If that thread is there, she likely knew about it.
Isn't Generals reading fun??
-Pretty cool, huh? I sent him the stuff you said, Greg. Well, if suburbs don't work out, I guess there's always time tables and effiicacy charts in my dissertation future.