[conspire] rewriting history

Eric De MUND ead-conspire at ixian.com
Sun Mar 30 21:31:33 PDT 2008


For those that haven't heard the haunting 1860 phonautogram, that to me
evokes some of the recordings played by TAPS on Ghost Hunters, or is it
the other way around, it's currently (Sunday, 2008-03-30) available at:

o   Researchers Play Tune Recorded Before Edison

"An inventor is simply a person who doesn't take his education too
seriously. You see, from the time a person is six years old until he
graduates from college he has to take three or four examinations a year.
If he flunks once, he is out. But an inventor is almost always failing.
He tries and fails maybe a thousand times. If he succeeds once then he's
in. These two things are diametrically opposite. We often say that the
biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail in-
telligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to
keep trying and failing until he learns what will work." --Charles

Eric De MUND
ead at ixian.com

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