Here’s Another Breakthrough That Has Had A Longer Than Usual Shelf Life

A better mousetrap?

Gone are the bucket brigades. The fire hydrant revolutionized fire protection. And then rather than make a better hydrant, others thought about prevention versus “cure”. Safer building materials, building codes and inspections. Smoke detectors.

Rather than move from reactive to proactive, some continued thinking about the “cure”: sprinklers, fire extinguishers, better alarms. Faster trucks.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.