From: Marshall Burns (Marshall@Ennex.com)
Date: Wed Apr 24 2002 - 20:24:20 EEST
The way I heard this story in college was that when Queen Victoria asked
Faraday what good his experiments in electricity would prove, he responded
by asking her, "What good is a new born baby?"
----- Original Message -----
From: "PROFORM AG" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2002 07:14
Subject: Re: back in the good old days...
> True !
> When Michael Faraday was asked what his basic research in electricity was
> for he answered:
> " I don' t know but one day one will be able to tax it !"
> P. Bernhard
> "Blasch, Larry" wrote:
> > It's a shameful comment on today's business management methods...
> > Pure research seldom if ever produces a quick payback!
> > The reality is that it usually creates the largest payback.
> > Very few major advancements in history came as the result of "Rapid
> > projects.
> > Larry Blasch
> > P.S. (Elaine, pure research ain't nothing...)
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Elaine Hunt [mailto:email@example.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2002 7:43 AM
> > To: Juha Suokas; firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: back in the good old days...
> > >The mold burned a little bit but we did manage to get a pretty decent
> > >looking lead casting...What was the use for this, you might ask?
> > >guess. We did a lot of that back in the good old days...
> > Juha,
> > Many folks who now purchase and use RP& M systems would not have as many
> > applications and possibilities were it not for the many folks who
> > early systems and did lots of parts for seemingly nothing. The nothing
> > proven to be progress in abundant areas. Thanks for doing lots of
> > Nothings do count!
> > Elaine
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