Necessity is the mother of invention. I’ve heard that expression many but no one knows who came up with it. Maybe it was Plato. I guess it’s so necessary, it was just “invented”.
We just signed up a new client, who was knocked out at the scene of the crash. She does not remember how the crash occurred. It’s not unusual to have to investigate… and find out how. It’s the expression in action. Even when we don’t know how it happened, it’s our job to find out. Which leads me to a couple of examples of things that are still in our lives.
Benjamin Franklin had poor vision and needed glasses to read. He got tired of constantly taking his reading glasses off and then putting them back on.
He decided to figure out a way to make glasses that let him see both near and far. He had two pairs of spectacles cut in half and put half of each lens in a single frame. Today…we call them bifocals.
Here’s another example: Where did mayonnaise come from?
Mayonnaise is credited to the French chef to the Duke de Richelieu in 1756. While the Duke was fighting the British at Port Mahon, his chef was creating a victory feast that included a sauce made of cream and eggs.
When the chef realized that there was no cream in the kitchen, he improvised by substituting olive oil for the cream. A new culinary masterpiece! The chef named it “Mahonnaise” in honor of the Duke’s victory.
And for pic o’ day: