The world around us moves considerably faster than it did one hundred years ago, fifty years ago, and even yesterday. Don’t buy the latest phone; there’s a new one to be introduced tomorrow. Brand X, who, in all sincerity, told us they made the best car ever now informs their adoring public that they have revolutionized their newest model. Society does keep pace with technology.
As new devices come down the pike and new “improvements” within specific arenas are heralded as more, as better, as faster, as more durable, as more user-friendly, a person really does have to appreciate that much of this is true. The electronics (computers, et.al.) industry is reaching toward an end point of being able to communicate via the passage of a single electron. A hot button in transportation now speaks of teleportation. With water being discovered on Mars, we hear talk of exploration and colonization. Someone will surely soon propose the idea of building an Archimedes’ screw or other simple device to transport the icefrom Mars to our parched earth.
And that is the point: Innovative ideas of today come from yesterday’s fundamentals. No one “invented” fire, the wheel,or the lever; they were inevitable—tautologically in use before anyone thought to give them a name. Use a lever to lift or pry: push the lever under an object to become a wedge; wrap the lever around a pole and produce a screw, and one has all the simple machines. Add ingenuity to the mix and we’re in 2015.
At Komax, many of our products come from humble origins, too. Our innovative, static mixers are truly better, durable, faster, and definitely user-friendly.