This vintage space toy, for broadcasting TV from far, far away, reveals so much about the technologies and the hopes of its time, while solving the wrong problem:
- Issue: Space travelers will need broadcast TV
- Wrong Solution: Imagining a space tractor, with space treads, to haul around a mid-20th-century television studio setup.
- Better Approach / Paradigm Shift / Poking the Box: Instead of figuring out how to haul around something really heavy, why not invent something lighter?
Metaphor for innovators: Are you still imagining a space tractor, or are you thinking about how to shift away from that big heavy thing to something portable?