According to Charles
Panati, Silly Putty was an accident. James Wright, of General Electric, was
striving to find a synthetic rubber that would be cheaper and more versatile
than the real thing. What he came up with had some interesting qualities, but
had no real practical use. It offered no real advantage to the real thing. People
started calling the invention “Nutty Putty.”
Paul Hodgson, an advertising executive, saw its potential for entertainment
and bought huge amounts to be turned into toys. It became a sensation in the
fifties and sixties and is still available today.
Sometimes success comes from looking at the same circumstances as everyone else,
but seeing something different than what others see. That’s vision!
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