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"These days, the problem isn't how to innovate; it's how to get society to adopt the good ideas that already exist." - Douglas Engelbart

@janriemer You read the quote and go "so true, so true!", and then you read who said that and realize the quote is like half a century old.

@janriemer "Resistances to the Adoption of Technological Innovations", Bernhard J. Stern, (1937)

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I'd first run across a reference to this from Stern's student research assistant, who performed literature searches for the article. He later began his own writing career with a story based on the ideas in it. His name was Isaac Asimov.

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