Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Simultaneous invention, or simultaneous copying?

Of the various stories going around about simultaneous inventions (eg, Gray and Bell), one thinks back to the great similarity between the Sabrejet and the MIG-15, which became apparent during the Korean War. Of course, that similarity arose because both makers were copying from the same source, the Messerschmidt 262.

See also

Messerschmitt Me 262

The theory of invention, illustrated with dinosaurs and Alexander Graham Bell

See also

Gladwell Article (Part 1 - Simultaneous Discovery).

Separately, those of us in New Jersey get to see ads by Rob Andrews attacking Lautenberg, for attacking Millicent Fenwick, so long ago, for being too old to run for Senate (then 71).


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