Our Big Idea

By   April 6, 2015
Hardshell founder Tim Shields

Hardshell founder Tim Shields

We have an odd tendency in this culture to argue over the ownership of ideas, to claim them. Most ideas seem to me to be Lego-like rearrangements of those ideas that preceded them. Occasionally some Einstein comes along and blows convention out of the water with a brand new thought but even Albert was building on the work of those who went before. An idea for helping wake our sleepwalking civilization flashed into my head a couple of years ago. As soon as it did I started telling others and they started contributing to it, making it stronger, more flexible, more feasible, more exciting. There are way too many of you to thank for the help you’ve rendered but you know who you are. We are trying to do something new and valuable for this world of ours. Watching the rover come to life I see the work of many minds and hands and hearts. To all of you, thank you. On we go!

 

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