3D printing (Good Thread!) but........

From: Elaine Hunt (elaine.hunt@ces.clemson.edu)
Date: Tue Jul 15 1997 - 17:51:47 EEST

Why are new innovations so slow to be accepted? Consider......

The cultural mind-set.
     The myth is that innovators (users, engineers and scientists) are
selfless truth-seekers whose hearts and minds are always open to new ideas.
However, scientists are skeptical, engineers are theoretical, users
demanding and while management "bean count." Nobel Prize-winning physicist
Max Planck said: "A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its
opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents
eventually die, and a new generation grows up that has been familiar with
the idea from their youth."

So what one generation rejects can become another's solution.


Opinions, suggestions, and other controversial matter VOID where prohibited.
Elaine T. Hunt, Director
Clemson University Laboratory to Advance Industrial Prototyping
206 Fluor Daniel Bldg. Clemson, SC 29643-0925
864-656-0321 (voice) 864-656-4435 (fax)

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