July 9, 2005

What Edison told?

(Pic: http://www.thomasedison.com)

I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others... I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent....

I readily absorb ideas from every source, frequently starting where the last person left off.

Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used them....

A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die without publicizing it, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another....

I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention.... Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me. I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor....'

Copyrighted © 1996 By Gerald Beals

No comments: