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Collaboration and augmentation are the foundational principles of innovation.
Eureka moments do exist, and some inventors have made truly spectacular individual contributions. But we pay too much attention to a few individuals and too little attention to the many moments of meaningful innovation that come next.
rgesthuizen on 2011-11-18Every successful modern e-gadget is a combination of components made by many makers. The story of how the transistor became the building block of modern machines explains why.