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10-21-2003, 01:14 AM
In the latest Biography Magazine, there is a great article about America's Greatest Living Inventor. And yes, it is all about Dean Kamen.
In one of the quotes in the article, Dean says that FIRST is "my most important invention".
10-21-2003, 01:39 AM
Here is some more of the article from the Oct. 2003 edition of Biography Magazine:
"Kamen, who calls U.S. FIRST 'my most important invention', says that 'in 10 years, unless we dramatically change our priorities and our standards, we will become a second-tier country in terms of technical competitiveness. And that will inevitably lead to becoming a second-tier country in every other way, in everything from standard of living to health to anything else you name. We've got to fix that. And U.S. FIRST is my way of attempting to fix that, of trying to give something back.'"
10-21-2003, 05:57 PM
Quick question, kind of off topic; Do they actually quote him as calling it U.S. FIRST??
That's kind of a little thing that keeps getting corrected unnecessarily in posts here and there, and I was just curious as to whether or not he was quoted as saying that just this month, considering that the name (officially?) changed to FIRST, without the U.S. part in it last year I think it was!!!
I warned you it was off topic!!!
10-21-2003, 06:11 PM
The second of my two posts is an exact quote from the magazine (although I did find an error which I fixed just now).
Of course, an editor at the magazine may have taken liberities and changed FIRST to U.S. FIRST.
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