August is National Inventors Month, a time when we celebrate invention and creativity. The tradition began in 1998 when the United Inventors Association of the USA (UIA-USA), the Academy of Applied Science, and Inventors’ Digest magazine came together to honor our country’s creators.
Finding the bright light
Lots of us see things that we would like to change or problems we would like to solve. Inventors have the ability to take that idea and bring it to life.
I love hanging out with inventors
My love of invention and passion for innovation just may be genetic. Both of my grandfathers were inventors – Grandpa Bill focused his creativity on his trade as a brew master (here is a link I found to one of his patents from 1937) while Grandpa Leo was an engineer and focused on mechanical devices. Early in my career I had the opportunity to spend six years in the Silicon Valley and work with some brilliant inventors as the re-invented the way we work with data, created portable computers – wow can you imagine – and dreamed up things that today we take for granted.
Vision Creates Energy
What I learned at Grandpa’s knee and later in the emerging world of technology is that an inventor’s vision creates energy. In the inventors I know, it is so charged that you can feel it. So in honor of National Inventor’s Month I have asked some of them for permission to tell their stories. I hope you will follow along, it’s bound to be enlightening.
Thanks for stopping by. Stay Tuned…