The George Carlin rule of technical innovation

By Bryan Rasmussen
June 23, 2008

George Carlin is dead, and I'm not feeling too great myself. In that context I thought it would be nice to remember what is the primary rule of technological innovation, a rule that spans from hardware platforms to Web 2.0 mashups, a rule that Carlin formulated:

"If you nail two things together that have never been nailed together before, some schmuck will buy it from you."

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