Apple and Neil Armstrong

Last week Neil Armstrong passed away. He was part of an era in which innovation truly thrived. Profoundly back in 1969 he said “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” . The space race drove innovation and invention. There were so many spin-offs, especially in technology.

Fast forward more than forty years later, we have a jury of nine, ruling pinch to zoom, and icons in a grid are the invention of Apple. Sad.

What a sad sad week  for mankind.

2 Comments so far

  1.   Sandy on August 27th, 2012          

    No matter how you try to dress it up, plagiarism is not innovation

  2.   bill on August 27th, 2012          

    Innovate means to make changes in something already existing/established.
    Invention means to make something new, something that wouldn’t be thought of as obvious.
    To claim an innovation as an invention is the backward step