What's Your Piano Top?

December 7, 2011 Leave a comment

“I am enthusiastic over humanity’s extraordinary and sometimes very timely ingenuities.

If you are in a shipwreck and all the boats are gone, a piano top buoyant enough to keep you afloat may come along and make a fortuitous life preserver. This is not to say, though, that the best way to design a life preserver is in the form of a piano top.

I think we are clinging to a great many piano tops in accepting yesterday’s fortuitous contrivings as constituting the only means for solving a given problem.”

– R. Buckminster Fuller

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