From David Pogue's latest column in the NYTimes:
- Every now and then, humanity wakes up, looks at itself in the mirror and realizes that it's been wasting a lot of effort doing things the old way just for the sake of tradition. From the caveman who first put a bunch of rolling logs under something heavy, to the genius who packed four times more orange juice onto a truck by condensing it first, history is filled with "Aha!" moments that propel society forward.
So often the people who suggest doing things differently are branded as foolish by traditionalists. Where would we be without the fools, pessimists and misfits who, as Pogue says, "propel us forward."