May 1, 2008
For over 10 years I’ve had a passion for solving problems with technology. Technology itself is an enabler like few we’ve seen in history yet its misuses equal its proper implementations. Innovation with technology when done right allows us to rethink progress from a simple linear path of fast to faster or small to smaller and instead make progress that benefits people, moving from one meaningful implementation to another.
The traditional technology race to increase speed and cut cost distracts many intelligent people and makes real progress with technology, especially real progress that benefits the people that use the technology (not that sell it), a bit elusive. This is probably one of the reasons I love the new Dyson commercials for the Airblade and the Ball. Dyson and others who dare to build solutions entirely different than their class of comparables are risk takers who venture to push humanity forward. Whether it be vacuum devices, medical equipment, or business software those who work outside of the bounds of the mainstream often experience their adventure with a small or nonexistent support team.
Mark Twain says “The man with a new idea is a crank, until the idea succeeds.” This blog is a tribute to entrepreneurs and creators of any type who live the adventure of moving technology toward the type of innovation that makes real progress by positively affecting people.