[IAEP] [squeakland] Plan Ceibal y/and General Electric
alan.nemo at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 5 14:11:41 EST 2011
I've been challenged on this point more than once, and have challenged back to
come up with one invention that was done after 1980 that matches up to the top
10 done before 1980.
This has not happened. I've been able to show the prior art for all suggestions.
Essentially everything in the last 30 years has been commercializations and
other forms of "innovation" based on what was funded by ARPA, ONR, and by
extension, Xerox in the 50s, 60s, and 70s.
The important point here is that there are many new inventions needed, and they
can be identified, but no one has been willing to fund them. It's not that the
early birds got the worms, but that most of the needed worms out there are
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Subject: Re: [squeakland] [IAEP] Plan Ceibal y/and General Electric
On Jan 30, 2011, at 9:21 AM, Alan Kay <alan.nemo at yahoo.com> wrote:
GE is being congratulated for recognizing that the iPhone and iPad are pretty
good ideas and technological realizations. But isn't this like the
congratulations Bill Gates got for finally recognizing the Internet (about 25
years after it had started working)?
>Seems as though Apple had a lot more on the ball than Bill Gates or GE here
>(they used to do computing in the 60s, but couldn't see what it was).
>And most of the ideas at Apple (and for personal computing and the Internet)
>came from research funding that no company or government has been willing to do
Alan -- Could you say more about this point? Surely there's been tons of CS and
IT funding since '82, both govt funding to universities and massive research
budgets at msft, hp,
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