Carl Sagan on starting from scratch

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. Carl Sagan Starting from scratch is overrated (and impossible). Some better questions are: – Has someone else already made what I’m trying to make?…

W. Brian Arthur on combinatorial innovation

The idea … that we have is that there’s some genius in an attic… cooking up technology and coming up with inventions. But it started to become clear to me having looked in detail at some inventions is that technologies…