Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.
Howard H. Aiken, IBM
Portaits in Silicon 1987
Though it may seem obvious to you, I recently sat next to a gentleman on an international flight who was struggling to use his notebook on the seatback tray “table”. Made worse when the guy in front of him slammed his seat back in one quick move…nearly catching the top of the notebook screen in the tray cavity. Close call I thought. Disgusted look from my row mate.
Now…extremely cramped, screen tilted back towards him at a severe angle…after a while I asked, “Would it be better if you put the tray up?” A sheepish, “Uh…yeah.” was the reply.
Now this guy seemed sharp enough and had traveled quite a bit, so you’d think it would have been obvious. But since it wasn’t, I thought I’d pass on some tips given that I have the opportunity to travel globally on a frequent basis:
“Few people think more than two or three times a year. I’ve made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.”
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish Author & Playwright