Landmark contributions to science and technology are rarely recognized at the time of publication. Few people, even in technical areas, recognized the importance of developments such as the transistor, the laser, or electrophotography until well after their successful demonstration. So-called experts, in fact, tend to resist new inventions, a natural instinct based on a combination of fear of obsolescent expertise and jealousy arising from lack of active participation in the discovery.
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