Thursday, December 08, 2005

How George Heilmeier Met the Future - BusinessWeek - Dec 12 2005 This interview with George Heilmeier (the man who invented the LCD amongst many other things - and soon to be recipient of the Kyoto Prize) is full of little interesting tidbits and insights from the legendary inventor. My favourite is a comment made to him by Vladimir Zworkyn - the chap frequently cited as the father of the black and white TV. When he asked George how he was able to come up with so many breakthroughs in the electro-optical fields, George admitted that he'd simply stumbled across some of them. Vladimir's reply was "Stumbled? Perhaps -- but to stumble, you have to be moving..."

Brilliant stuff! A good read for the innovation historians amongst you.

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