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Accidents will happen — and they should

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I’m preparing a presentation for which I need good examples of accidents that turned into something: a product, a service, a work of art. Dear J&B readers: If you could pass on any examples of that, I’d be grateful.

Written by guterman

November 5, 2007 at 2:36 pm

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  1. Silly Putty is a good one.

    Or, did you want personal examples?

    [Incidentally, if you Google “invention” and “accident” you get some more good examples.]

    Jane

    November 5, 2007 at 4:38 pm

  2. Hi Jimmy… I think Post-It notes were invented by accident, as was Viagra…

    Sam

    November 5, 2007 at 8:00 pm

  3. Lotus Notes? Oh, the other way around…

    GE used to have a TV ad where a cat spilled something in the lab overnight and the next morning the engineers discovered…ah, something…

    Doug

    November 5, 2007 at 9:51 pm


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