From: John Woodgate
Subject: Re: Alan Blumlein site
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2002 19:02:01 +0100
Organization: JMWA Electronics Consultancy
Reply-To: John Woodgate
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2002 19:30:24 +0000 (UTC)
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I read in sci.electronics.design that Ban wrote
(in ) about 'Alan Blumlein site',
on Sun, 15 Sep 2002:
>For me a genius has accomplished something, normal people would never have
>even thought of. A new way of thinking, art, extraordinary beautiful,
>This certainly refers to Buddha, Jesus, Michelangelo, Mozart and many
>others, but not to Columbus, Newton or other scientists, who develop in a
>linear way and invent improvements from existing concepts.
But Newton specifically did NOT develop most of his stuff from existing
>Inventions many of us have made, lets declare us geniuses as well? Is Bill
>Gates a genius??
Probably not; we don't usually class entrepreneurs as geniuses.
>Or Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, what about Bruce Springsteen.
>Can any of these compare with Socrates?
.... whereas Socrates simply used insightful and relentless LOGIC to
develop his stuff. Nothing actually new, except the way the beads were
arranged on the necklace.
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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