You know those overnight sensations that take decades to become so? Well, that’s what we are going to talk about today. Moreover, it’s going to involve two things near and dear to my heart- Israel and chemical engineering!
I’ve written about Bob Langer before. (This is one of my more recent mentions.) He’s one of the smartest guys I’ve ever known and has been involved in the development of a slew of radically different products. He’s also one of the founders of Pure Tech. (He is not an employee there- he stays associated with MIT, where he guides the next generation of prolific inventors to help make this world great.)
I’m old enough that I was spared the craze of this generation. The diagnosis of ADD or ADHD (attention deficit disorder or attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder). It spared my elder children, as well- but my youngest was born when such diagnoses were far more prevalent.
I admit it. My desk at home is a mess. My office is chock-a-block full with stuff. (That’s even after I gave away some 25000 books this past year.) My desks at my clients’ facilities are spic and span. (That has more to do with the fact that I am only at their facilities one, two, or three days a week- and I don’t want prying eyes when I am gone.)