People take the longest possible paths, digress to numerous dead ends, and make all kinds of mistakes. Then historians come along and write summaries of this messy, nonlinear process and make it appear like a simple, straight line.
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To me, innovations are the wheel, fire, language, movable type. There are not 3 million innovations; there are 3 million inventions.
I don't work on a project unless I believe that it will dramatically improve life for a bunch of people.
I consider high-speed data transmission an invention that became a major innovation. It changed the way we all communicate.
My biggest failure is I have too many to talk about.
A patent, or invention, is any assemblage of technologies or ideas that you can put together that nobody put together that way before. That's how the patent office defines it. That's an invention.
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