[rp-ml] Innovation in America

From: Ken Kalinoski <ken_at_100hillrock.com>
Date: Mon Feb 28 2011 - 20:01:35 EET

I work in several technology areas - including Commercialization. I see
innovation as being alive and well - up and down the spectrum. NASA is
flush with patents oriented towards "other worlds" and a few smart folks are
adapting those to terrestrial apps - including RPM. My son - a 3rd year
Ocean Structural Engineer at Texas A&M is filing for his first patent in
deep water energy exploitation. Will it be huge money? Dunno. The key is
to get college students thinking they can create and innovate just like
Ford, Edison, Zuckerberg, etc. All I know is he is excited enough to draft
30 pages of documentation on an idea - on top of a HUGE course workload.
with TONS of MATH, MATLAB, etc. Yes - engineers today enter the workplace
with the theories, principles and applied Computer Science apps like MATLAB.


I'd say the key here is to get people involved in the creation &
documentation process of inventions. There is a great need for
offensive/defensive patent holdings which go along with Innovation.


Just another opinion. Thanks.




Ken Kalinoski

Hill Rock Consulting LLC




From: owner-rp-ml@rapid.lpt.fi [mailto:owner-rp-ml@rapid.lpt.fi] On Behalf
Of G. Sachs
Sent: Monday, February 28, 2011 11:31 AM
To: Brock Hinzmann
Cc: rp-ml@rapid.lpt.fi
Subject: Re: [rp-ml] You mean like Bill Gates or Steve Jobs?


Those are 40 year old examples Brock - young people today only care about
USING technology, not studying 10, or more years, in order to be able to
develop it. The modern day counter example might better be Mark Zuckerberg,
who only had to invest a few years of effort before becoming a billionaire
(partly with luck). Far easier to make $100k+/yr. on Wall Street, at a law
firm, by going into politics, or by becoming a doctor, etc. Don't even get
me started when it comes to the prospects for independent inventors in
America - essentially zero now. We have to face it, when it comes to
developing great new technologies that can create lots of new jobs (such as
alternative energy), the U.S. is in serious trouble.



G. Sachs


P.S. My guess would be the kid will go into medicine or law :-)


From: Brock Hinzmann <bhinzmann@sbi-i.com>
To: G. Sachs <sachsg@sbcglobal.net>
Cc: rp-ml@rapid.lpt.fi
Sent: Sun, February 27, 2011 6:57:36 PM
Subject: Re: [rp-ml] This might be of interest

You mean like Bill Gates or Steve Jobs?

Brock H

G. Sachs wrote:
> Yeah, I actually commented on that in my earlier email (that for some
reason didn't get through), but forgot to mention it again. He's a pretty
good spokesperson - will probably skip engineering, though, and just run for
office, or become another attorney ;-)
> G. S.
Received on Mon Feb 28 19:49:04 2011

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