Quote Originally Posted by horacekenneth View Post
Agreed, but good ideas can only come from those who learn from the people that came before them, and I think that is true of all the greats.
Well, we have all learned from the people that came before us, so in some sense that is true. That, however, doesn't mean that you need to study the early history of toaster design in detail to design a cool, innovative, cutting-edge toaster.