Friday, May 04, 2007

One Man Can Make A Difference

Congratulations, in this case, to two men.

First, to Rand Simberg, for posing the idea of a prize-driven contest to create a better astronaut glove. NASA took your idea, ran with it, and the contest was a success.

Second, to the winner of the contest: Mr. Peter Homer, an engineer in Maine who used that old Yankee ingenuity to get himself a $200,000 prize for coming up with a better glove.

And, third, to NASA - for a willingness to try new models, and in the process, help to stoke the engine of innovation at the grassroots level that is essential to keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive.

1 Comments:

Blogger Rand said...

Thanks, Shubber, but to put it in perspective, the vast majority of the credit should go to Brant Sponberg and Ken Davidian at NASA, who saw it through, and Peter Homer, who spent the countless hours working on it. All I did was to take an hour or so to knock off a blog post.

Thursday, May 10, 2007 6:18:00 AM  

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