Innovations happen all the time right before our eyes, sometimes we notice and sometimes we are passive to it. In this age of nano technology revolution we can only expect to see more amazing products brought to life...and sometimes they may be as simple a a cooking bag made from polysyrene waste which could cut cooking costs by 30% across every home.
Seems like a really cool invention and something that offers great utility too. I think the example of Swiss Knife shows how to effectively bring about innovation in design while sticking to traditionalism and product's core values.
This is a great anecdote and an even better point. If we look at something we use evey day with an eye toward innovation, there's no telling what could happen. In fact, I'll start of list of things I think need improvement, and see where it goes.
I think that is really creative of Victorinox. they have simply upgraded the original purpose of the swiss knife which offers very essential tools in a small package. Storage has simply become an indispensable part of our lives, so why not?
It looks like USB is here to stay. It will be interesting to see what other possible gadgets Victorinox will be able to integrate into their good old knife in the years ahead. I will be keeping an eye on their website and will keep you posted.
The first application that comes to my mind is a nice little interface that provides SD Card adapters of all shapes and sizes. It can easily be interfaced to a USB plug that Victorinox can already integrate obviously. The Victorinox challenge here is to miniaturise this interface so that the knife does not lose its inherent slim form, elegance and useability.
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.