A brief history of failure

16innovations_ss-slide-HSSN-master675What follows is — depending on how you want to think about it — either a gallery of technologies we lost or an invitation to consider alternate futures. Some of what might have been is fantastical: a subway powered by air, an engine run off the heat of your palm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curated from www.nytimes.com

Editor’s note: Thanks to Nick-Shackleton Jones for sharing this beautifully presented list of failures. A good reminder that there are better ways of doing things – sometimes it’s a case of finding them. Are organisations good at doing that?

   

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