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DESIGN: LIGHTBULBS AND SHIPS can think of dozens of innovations that I have been personally involved in that simply never got past “go” due to a doubter or naysayer (or a worse, a cabal of naysayers), whether at the regulatory, the manufacturing, the insurance or the ? nance level, who could not be moved regardless of the technical evidence provided. Such innovation poison is dif? cult to deal with, and really only can be solved by ? nding ways to get around the doubters and naysayers, which happened with the

SS Columbia lighting system.

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