How to innovate

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. Donald Wilson has died <http://theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35973>.
    He developed the Lexis Nexis legal text-search database system. However, he
    had trouble selling the idea to lawyers, who were not accustomed to that
    sort of thing. So what he did was offer the system free of charge to law
    students. By the time they graduated, they assumed that their employers
    would use this kind of thing as a matter of course. And so, naturally,
    eventually, they did.
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Nov 27, 2006
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  2. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    Who Am I Guest

    In article <eked9t$gjv$>,
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro <_zealand> wrote:

    > Donald Wilson has died <http://theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35973>.
    > He developed the Lexis Nexis legal text-search database system. However, he
    > had trouble selling the idea to lawyers, who were not accustomed to that
    > sort of thing. So what he did was offer the system free of charge to law
    > students. By the time they graduated, they assumed that their employers
    > would use this kind of thing as a matter of course. And so, naturally,
    > eventually, they did.


    One example...so what..... How about the fact that there are a large
    number of self made millionaires by the time they were 18, does this
    mean everyone else can do the same.... no.
    Who Am I, Nov 27, 2006
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  3. In article <eked9t$gjv$>, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <_zealand> wrote:
    >Donald Wilson has died <http://theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35973>.
    >He developed the Lexis Nexis legal text-search database system. However, he
    >had trouble selling the idea to lawyers, who were not accustomed to that
    >sort of thing. So what he did was offer the system free of charge to law
    >students. By the time they graduated, they assumed that their employers
    >would use this kind of thing as a matter of course. And so, naturally,
    >eventually, they did.


    Positioning. :)
    Bruce Sinclair, Nov 28, 2006
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