Posts Tagged ‘innovation’


February 28th, 2009

In the west we are raised in a strong belief that everything can be owned; written text, images and even land(!)  With this belief as our Pen and money as our Sword we push this way of thinking on the rest of the world so as to keep our wealth.

Not everyone has this same belief and are happy to invent and reinvent former inventions and constructions instead of protecting the old.  One word for this is plagiarism, another is Shanzhai.  I am afraid a new word will be “economic terrorism”.

If I claim that others follow my rules then I should be prepared to follow theirs; I am not automatically right because I have a bigger gun.