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[ba-unrev-talk] Myth of the lone inventor

 From http://slashdot.org
"Malcolm Gladwell (who amongst other things, wrote "The Tipping Point") has 
written an article for the New Yorker claiming that the role of the lone 
inventor is over. The example of Philo T. Fransworth (the "inventor" of 
Television) who failed because (amongst other reasons) he didn't have the 
big resources of a company to allow him to focus on his innovations. The 
thesis is that it is rare to have a single innovation that makes a product 
workable and that getting all of the inovations together requires a (large) 
corporation"    (01)

The article is found at 
http://www.newyorker.com/critics/atlarge/?020527crat_atlarge    (02)