Written by Jared Knapp, EMC Atmos Principal Corporate Systems Engineer. Follow Jared at @EMCJared.
Some things are painfully obvious only after you see them for the first time.
As a 'wanna-be' inventor, when I see a new simple but clever invention, I chide myself for not having thought of it first. Like that sandal with the bottle opener embedded in the sole - I think to myself, "I could have thought of that!"
With age comes wisdom (sometimes…), and the truth is that it is easy to understand something once you've actually seen it, but it's not so easy to conceive of something you've never seen before.
This is what technology innovators are good at as well. They exploit a small change in the way we perceive a problem to create a whole new...Read More