Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
Fable: The Genius
There was once a genius. MIT was thrilled to attract him to their faculty from Bell Labs where he had travelled the corridors on a unicycle while juggling.
After a few terms, the genius told MIT he would no longer teach.
And it soon became apparent that he would no longer publish, or not publish much.
In his first 16 years at MIT he published nine articles.
In the subsequent decade he published one – on juggling.
He invented the science of information communication.
Moral: You can’t measure genius.Tags: Bell Labs, MIT