30 years of innovation

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    Cy85
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    Wireless Phones: Privately funded.
    Cars: Privately funded.
    Gaming Consoles: Privately funded.
    Home Computers: Privately funded.
    Spacecraft: NOT Privately funded.

    mastawyrm
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    mastawyrm

    Phones: consumer product=form over function
    Cars: consumer product=form over function
    Gaming Consoles: consumer product=form over function
    Home Computers: consumer product=form over function
    Spacecraft: tool=function over form. Also the most expensive thing on the list by far.

    Flickerdart
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    Phones: iPhone can’t make calls if you’re holding it.
    Cars: They don’t make ’em like they used to.
    Consoles: Atari didn’t get your credit card information stolen.
    Computers: The Air represents a fundamental devolution in functionality, features and power.
    Shuttles: Holy crap we actually managed not to screw something up in 30 years? Sweet.

    sleepyjoe256
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    sleepyjoe256

    If space travel was profitable, how long would it be before we had an iShuttle? I’m guessing about 10 years, tops.

    tiki god
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    oh boy, i can do this too!

    Phones: commercialized, they have to innovate to sell new ones.
    Cars: technology marches foward!
    Consoles: yeah, but …uh
    Computers: I just realized that I’m really not sure what you guys were doing with this list.
    Shuttles: it was designed to do a thing, and it did that thing. now we want to do NEW things, so we’re making a new thing to do that thing.

    Luke Magnifico
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    But I kind of liked the old thing we did, what if I don’t like the new thing that we’re going to do?!

    JR
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    JR

    Then:Shuttles
    Now:going back to rockets Von Braun would recognize. FAIL!

    outlanderssc
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    The tenth panel should have been this: comment image

    Don’t forget that the groundwork for computers, the internet, cell phones and even many parts of cars (like automatic transmissions, developed for tanks) started with government development projects. Private industry took over once the practicality of the concept was proven.



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