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4/4/2019 | 3:31:38 PM
The Vision is flawed: Holmes v. Jobs and Disney
Walt once said " Ya know, it's kind of fun doing the impossible."  And his studio produced the impossible animation turned possible into brilliance.  Genius.  Jobs would say the same and he admired Disney as a true innovator and, of course, picked up Pixar and ran with that into the Disney world while rebuilding Apple.  A true innovator of the first order following a leading pioneeer.  Holmes would agree but what she was doing was technically impossible due to the design of her beast.  It was REALLY impossible to pack a complex blood test protocol into a small box.  The technology of today just doesn't permit a lab full tilt into a package. 

Literally impossible and she denied that, a true believer.  That is a visionary.  A good trait when Jobs employed his famous reality distortion field and he could make Apple bend to his will - result, Macintosh, I Phone, pod, Pad.  The compter itself was possible, animation was and is possible but Holmes was bleeding edge impossible.  So beware the genius vision for if the idea itself is flawed, nothing beyond that would work.  Jobs and Disney re-designed existing tech and protocols for their vision.  Holmes was building a new one and, worse, not realizing it did not, could not work at least with tech as it stands today.    A micro-processor did not exist in 1944 for example.  Maybe 20 years from now we can get what she dreamed of, but not today.  Too early for her time and too many investors felt her pain.

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