.by Anura Guruge
Think about it.
My all time favorite word
(same as that of Thomas J. Watson, Sr.):
What is the one thing that a man will pay and arm and a leg for instant gratification …
Immediate access to a condom in a pinch.
No, I am not here talking from experience. Never had to. I have THE gift of the gab!
[Durex is British and I have a lovely Durex-related story. Not about condoms per se
but about the ‘London Rubber Company’ that makes Durex.
I knew the wife of a ‘London Rubber Company’
BUT had no idea that they made Durex! I thought they made tires.
She used to ask me to take my pants down! Honest.
She was a private, high end physiotherapist
(who did it for the fun)
and I, with private insurance, was prone to
groin strains from too much cricket. HONEST.]
Though it has NOT made me rich I am good at coming up with BIG ideas way, way ahead of their time.
I did, while working for IBM (U.K.), invent (to my now DREAD), the every so annoying ‘serial number’ based software validation method!
Yes, that was me in 1978 — 3 years ahead of the PC.
Here is the PROOF. It is all there … in print and at the U.S. Patents office.
Two other BIG ideas way ahead of their time … though they are now everyday items:
1/ Atomic clock-based wristwatches — way back in 1976 (yes, while at IBM).
2/ Computerized Scrabble — in 1978 for my Master’s dissertation, BUT I was foiled BECAUSE we didn’t have GOOD computer-based dictionaries.
Mark my word.
Amazon or somebody else will make BILLIONS
with Drone delivered condoms — ordered from
an APP that automatically provides the GPS coordinates.
It is beautiful. It can be delivered to a parked car or a boat.
They can have premium pricing.
$35 more if you want it in the next 15 minutes.
You can even air drop it.
Yes, I know ….
I have been told it all my life …
What can I say.
It is the cross that I carry, lightly.