Re: Hollywood Economics (was Sentism)

Doug Bailey (
Fri, 28 Aug 1998 8:33:38 -0400

Anders wrote:

>What I really hate to see on this list is the postings that are really
>based on "Hollywood" science, technology and economics, the kind of
>stuff you see in movies: inventions are usually made by solitary
>geniuses with no outside support, working completely from their own
>principles in such a creative way that nobody else can replicate their
>discovery without reading their secret notebooks [....]

It was pointed out to me that I completely misread this sentence when I stated:

>One last note, I'm not so sure about your "inventions are usually made by
>solitary geniuses with no outside support". On what basis are you making
>this claim?

I can see you are stating that's the "Hollywood" take not your take. My apologies. That's what I get for trying to work and respond to posts at the same time!