UserFriendly: US Court of Appeals Changes Meaning of Innovate

May 9, 2010 · Posted in Intellectual Property ·  

UserFriendly: US Court of Appeals Changes Meaning of Innovate
US Court of Appeals Changes Meaning of Innovate

innovate
a. noun
To begin or introduce (something new) for or as if for the first time
see monopolize

Linda Lines, the narcotics cop loses bags of cocaine

October 21, 2009 · Posted in innovation ·  

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2009/oct/19/Cocaine-Naples_police-missing-training-coke/

The story would be sad except for the fact the cop that lost the cocaine is named Linda Lines. There is a term for that “nominative determinism” meaning your name influences what you do. The NPR show Click and Clack have a humorous list of staff but there are many people with names that either fit their career or seem to make that career choice really bad.

Consider these:

  • Dr. Hack, a surgeon
  • Dr, P. Atchu, urologist
  • Sue Yoo, attorney at law
  • Brad Slaughter, manager of meat department
  • Oliver Loser, politician

http://www.oddee.com/item_96755.aspx

Bill Nye the Science Guy's Sleazy Past. (Humor)

March 28, 2008 · Posted in innovation ·  

Any one interesting in science and technology from the USA knows Bill Nye the Science guy. And anyone interested in innovation has a particular irritation with attorneys. Glad to see that even the most reprobate can be rehabilitated through a life of science.

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