Posts Tagged ‘innovation’

Where do ideas come from?

November 30, 2017

“Where do ideas come from?” Innovators tell us. Directed by Andrew Norton.

_____________

Short link: http://wp.me/p6sb6-qec

Comments are welcome if they are on-topic, substantive, concise, and not boring or obscene. Comments may be edited for clarity and length.

Add to: Facebook | Digg | Del.icio.us | Stumbleupon | Reddit | Blinklist | Twitter | Technorati | Yahoo Buzz | Newsvine

The Greatest Thing Since . . . 1928

July 7, 2013

The Greatest Thing Since . . . 1928.

On July 7, 1928 the Chillicothe Baking Company began selling pre-sliced loaves of Kleen-Maid Bread. Iowa inventor Otto Rohwedder had recently invented a machine that sliced bread into uniform slices and wrapped each loaf. “Just think of it!” read an advertisement:

“Every slice perfect and CORRECT, far better than you could cut it yourself….There was a time when you ground coffee. Now you buy it ground. Well, this is the same sort of sensible, logical improvement.”

One result: New-fanged electric toasters began, um, popping up on kitchen counters all over America.

More:

“A Brief History of Sliced Bread,” Kaitlyn Boettcher, Mental Floss

________________

Short link: http://wp.me/p6sb6-gZw

Image  by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

Comments are welcome if they are on-topic, substantive, concise, and not boring or obscene. Comments may be edited for clarity and length

Add to: Facebook | Digg | Del.icio.us | Stumbleupon | Reddit | Blinklist | Twitter | Technorati | Yahoo Buzz | Newsvine

Crimebusters! DHS Science and Technology Directorate

October 10, 2012

Crimebusters! U.S. Science and Technology Directorate

James Bond has Q Branch, but the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has S&T, the Science and Technology Directorate. Of course, there’s more to this tech alphabet, R&D and HSSAI:

“… S&T maintains a team of futurists in Arlington, Va., at the Homeland Security Studies & Analysis Institute (HSSAI). There, in the Resilience and Emergency Preparedness / Response Branch, analysts explore the art of the possible, helping DHS shape dreams into a lucid, viable vision. ‘Revolutionary ways of working are often invented because visionaries saw a need and a novel way to meet it,’ said Deputy Director Bob Tuohy, who is an admitted sci-fi enthusiast.”

More:

“At Homeland Security’s think tank, first responders imagine a high-tech future,” Press Release

___________________

Short Link:  http://wp.me/p6sb6-etH

Image (“Crimebuster Foiled, after Chester Gould”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

Comments are welcome if they are on-topic, substantive, concise, and not boring or obscene. Comments may be edited for clarity and length.

Add to: Facebook | Digg | Del.icio.us | Stumbleupon | Reddit | Blinklist | Twitter | Technorati | Yahoo Buzz | Newsvine

Civilization and Its Discontents

May 31, 2012

Civilization and Its Discontents

Mankind’s ancient torment now is ended.

From the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: a bottle that lets you extract the last drop of ketchup.

(more…)

DJ is MIT BMOC

December 15, 2011

DJ is MIT BMOC

Joi Ito is a digital activist, entrepreneur, innovation evangelist and venture capitalist. He has also been a DJ and nightclub owner. His present job is Director of the MIT Media Lab, and he says it’s a lot like being a DJ:

(more…)