Telling It Like It Is

Authors: 
Peter Lynn
Article type: 
Journal

I occasionally rant on about those who take the path of least resistance in product development by copying and developing from proven designs rather than blundering about looking for breakthroughs ¬ónot that innovation needs to be completely happen chance, not since the systematization of the experimental process anyway.

Well, before someone calls me out for hypocrisy I confess that not all development work we do here in Ashburton is of the fundamental type; the incremental approach is important also, and to an increasing extent as kiteflying activities mature.

The motor car was already in recognizable form some 100 years ago with, typically, four wheels, front wheel steering and an internal combustion engine at the front. The comparatively highly refined car of 2001 has come from this starting point by continual improvement rather than any fundamental breakthrough.