“The Athenians are addicted to innovation, and their designs are characterized by swiftness alike in conception and execution.”
- Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War(c400 BCE)
I got interested by the history of “innovation”. It turns out it’s old. And opinions of what it is, and whether it’s good, have evolved over time. So, I figured it would be fun, and possibly instructive, to put together a one-page history of innovation in quotes – from Thucydides to Management Consultancy, or something like that. Here’s a draft pdf. You'll probably have to zoom in to read it. It prints nicely in A3 landscape. Contributions very welcome!