Condensing Furnace

As I write this the Toronto area is enjoying a brief winter warm spell – it’s only freezing! Two weeks ago we saw temperatures around 20 degrees celsius below freezing. My house, like most newer homes in Canada, is heated with a high-efficiency, or condensing furnace. High-efficiency furnaces can achieve from 89% to 98% fuel efficiency.…

Boring! “Roads Must Go 3D”

“To solve the problem of soul-destroying traffic, roads must go 3D, which means either flying cars or tunnels. Unlike flying cars, tunnels are weatherproof, out of sight and won’t fall on your head.” The Boring Company FAQ The Boring Company intends to fix traffic congestion by boring beneath cities. Unlike roads, a network of tunnels…

Light Bulb!

Multiple light bulb moments The light bulb is often used as a symbol of inspiration, perhaps because of so many ideas that went into creating the light bulb and its impact on modern life. The light bulb wasn’t so much invented as much as improved over time by various people and organizations. Thomas Edison wasn’t…

Steve Jobs: Copying and Stealing

“The cure for Apple is not cost-cutting.  The cure for Apple is to innovate its way out of its current predicament.” Steve Jobs The innovation already exists Steve Jobs was a strong advocate for innovation and the contribution a broad set of life experiences could make to creativity. Jobs’s view is supported by Genrich Altshuller‘s…