Before Thomas Edison invented and commercialised the lightbulb in the 1900's the primary source of light was a fairly mixed and frankly murky bag of candles, oil burning and kerosene lamps. All messy affairs that were expensive, hard to produce, which dripped and often set fire to things. In fact the prohibitive cost of wax … Continue reading Planned obsolescence and the lightbulb
I have spent the last 3 years of my life aiming to bring about a revolution in the world of home repairs by founding and leading the business DAD. That journey came to a premature conclusion primarily because our backers preferred evolution to revolution. Of course the thing about a revolution is it means changing … Continue reading A revolution in home repairs
The Boring Company | Tunnels - YouTube Whatever you think of Elon Musk and however you choose to describe him "boring" surely isn't one of them. Yet, 'The Boring Company' is the name of one of his latest ventures which is on a mission to build a 3D network of tunnels beneath cities in order … Continue reading A boring ten fold improvement
Really enjoying this BBC podcast series. Well researched, produced and narrated. Important to look at the past, to draw inspiration for working out what's coming next. All of these inventions are great examples of 10x improvements on the status quo that came before them. Check it out.