TITLE: Saying Thanks, and Giving Back AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: November 26, 2013 1:38 PM DESC: ----- BODY: When someone asked Benjamin Franklin why he had declined to seek a patent for his famous stove, he said:
I declined it from a principle which has ever weighed with me on such occasions, that as we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours.
This seems a fitting sentiment to recall as I look forward to a few days of break with my family for Thanksgiving. I know I have a lot to be thankful for, not the least of which are the inventions of so many others that confer great advantage on me. This week, I give thanks for these creations, and for the creators who shared them with me. -----