Re: reverse engineering or copying?

Tony Thompson

Dennis Storzek wrote:

All these technologies follow the same course:
First they are a gleam in someone's eye .
Then they become a buzzword.
Then they become "high tech."
Then finally they become a commodity process, IF they hadn't fallen by the wayside because they really didn't live up to their promise.
That's when they finally become affordable in this industry.

        When I was in materials research, and repeatedly heard about "wonder materials" just over the horizon, a saying emerged, that you should write down the first thing you hear about a new material, because it's the best thing you will ever hear.

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