October 2007

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edison

I didn’t fail ten thousand times. I successfully eliminated, ten thousand times, materials and combinations which wouldn’t work.

I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others.

I am more of a sponge than an inventor. I absorb ideas from every source. My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant but misdirected ideas of others.

Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the one thing that he can’t afford to lose.

I find out what the world needs. Then I go ahead and try to invent it.

I have more respect for the fellow with a single idea who gets there than for the fellow with a thousand ideas who does nothing.

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

[Via 37 Signals]

paste

Just got an email from my old pal Jay Sweet over at the excellent Paste Magazine.

Seems they’re taking a similar approach with their magazine to the much-heralded Radiohead name-your-own-price gambit for In Rainbows.

So, go ahead – click here – and give ‘em what you think it’s worth (gotta give ‘em at least a buck – damnable transaction fees).

I’m certain you won’t be disappointed.

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