Ideas need to be used by people and people need the proper resources to usefully wield ideas.

It’s no wonder that the simplest ideas and the ones that recycle readily available resources will enjoy faster and wider acceptance.

Good ideas [..] are, inevitably, constrained by the parts and skills that surround them.1

Mentally skipping steps from adjacent possibilities to conceivable possibilities creates those ideas which are “ahead of their time” but also renders them inapplicable until “their time” — until the prerequisite conceivable possibilities become adjacent possibilities.


  • Simplify: prerequisites, usage, maintenance;
  • Recycle: components, tools, skills;