The art of inventing

Author(s): Edwin J. Prindle
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 July 1906
Volume: 25
Page(s): 465 - 487
ISSN (Paper): 0097-2444
DOI: 10.1109/PAIEE.1906.6742225



There are many kinds of invention. The poet, the artist, the playwright, the novelist all exercise or may exercise invention in the production of their works. The merchant may exercise invention in the devising of a new method of selling goods. The department store was an invention of this class.