October 04, 2004

Innovation: Obligatory Non-Sequitur

Obligatory Non-Sequitur
In today's superfast world, yesterday's "big thing" becomes a commodity and moves to lower-cost offshore factories, says Stanford University physicist Burton Richter, a Nobel laureate: "So now, if we don't fund the physical sciences, where will the Next Big Thing come from? We don't generate new ideas like we used to." That's why Richter is spearheading an effort to increase federal support for basic research in the physical sciences.

So big things become commodities because a commodity is something that is made in an offshore factory so we don't know where the next big things will come from but we need more government investment to get more big things that can quickly be made in offshore factories to become a commodities which are bad.
So we need more government money to make more bad things...got it?