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How Invention Begins: Echoes of Old Voices in the Rise of New Machines
     

How Invention Begins: Echoes of Old Voices in the Rise of New Machines

by John H. Lienhard
 

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Invention—that single leap of a human mind that gives us all we create. Yet we make a mistake when we call a telephone or a light bulb an invention, says John Lienhard. In truth, light bulbs, airplanes, steam engines—these objects are the end results, the fruits, of vast aggregates of invention. They are not invention itself.

In How Invention Begins,

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