Sunday, May 12, 2013

It's a Boy!

Necessity is the mother of invention. Meaning: If someone really needs something or has a problem, he/she will find a way.
Throughout the history of science, evidence has proven that necessity is the mother of invention. If you want to invent something, think about what people need or what problems they have.

Or: difficult situations inspire ingenious solutions.

Necessity is the mother of invention means necessity or difficult situations encourage inventive solutions.

When people really need to do something, they will figure out a way to do it. When the fan belt on Linda's car broke in the middle of the desert, Linda used her stockings as a replacement. Necessity is the mother of invention.

Inventiveness and ingenuity are stimulated by difficulty. For example, The first prisoner to tie together bedsheets to escape knew that necessity was the mother of invention. This proverb first appeared in English in 1519 in slightly different form, "Need taught him wit," and exists in many other languages as well.  You can read up on the History of the Internet here. The government had a need, and so, the Internet was born. The US government is the mother of the Internet.

The baby was born unto us all and we shall call him “ARPANET”.

Today we have eBooks, Facebook, Twitter, eBay, and many (many) siblings of ARPANET. The world will never be the same because of that one, singular “birth” of an invention traced back to a government need for secure and instant communications. 

And now, just look at how our baby ARPANET has grown into a hormone driven teenager. What would the world do without Facebook and Tweets and grumpy cat videos? Thank you, ARPANET.

I wonder what “Mom” thinks of her little baby boy ARPANET today? Born from scientists to service science, the need was great and the world would never be the same. Kinda brings new meaning to "My son, the scientist".

This is a great place to stop, so that we can all send Mom an email or a tweet or a post or a video or a gift card or flowers or make reservations online - Happy Mother’s Day!

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