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Mohanapriya Rajasekaran

Human Resource Management - Student, School of Management, University of Southampton, UK

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Is Necessity still the mother of all inventions?

The question is simple and straight forward. I am thankful for all the inventions that is making our life easier and giving us various options. But does this old famous proverb still make the same sense?

For example, how necessary is the "Foldable" mobile phone?

It would be great to get to know different perceptions on this thought which will help me with a study.


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    Apr 19 2013: Yeah, that still stands. However .. there are few "inventions" and many spin offs. The things happening in electronics is generally adaptations and not even a generation change.

    I tried to buy a cell phone that is basically a send / recieve .... there is no such thing. The media has convienced us that it is necessary to have the latest and greatest. In school .. even the lowest level ... we have developed a "keep up with the Jones" attitude. Watch the kids and the first thing they do is compare .. everything. Media and marketing are running our lives. People camp out for days and even weeks to be the first to have a new game ... cell phone ... radio.

    So ..IMO ... "necessity" is now, in some instances, being determined by the media / marketers.

    I wish you well. Bob.

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