Reply-To: "Kevin Aylward"
From: "Kevin Aylward"
Subject: Re: I am interested in making AutoTRAX EDA open source.
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Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2003 08:01:23 -0000
NNTP-Posting-Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2003 08:01:27 GMT
> Kevin Aylward wrote:
> And soemtimes that isn't entirely fair: Part A invents a class of
> application. Party B comes along, guesses how it works, and writes a
> clone. Happened to photoshop. Happens to word processors,
> spreadsheets too.
Of course its not fair. No one said life should be fair. It never will
> The new entrant can sometimes be more efficient. And given the
> overhead may even be able to give away some aspects of their product.
> Heck, usually the best engineers are very happy to explain how things
> work to their colleagues. It is usually the mediocre ones who keep
> their re-inventions for themselves, thinking they've hit gold. The
> brilliant engineer knows he's already ahead with the next insight...
The majority of applications are not special in any way. There are
usually no inventions of any merit at all. The most important aspect of
any product is getting your different, but technical mundane, product to
market *first*. The brilliant engineer , knows its not technical
innovation that generates profit.
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