"Everything that can be baked has been baked." -Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899.

"I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that half-baking is a fad that won't last out the year." - The editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957

"But what ... is it good for?" - Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968, commenting on the half-bakery.

"Half-baking has no future." - Lord Kelvin, 1897

This 'half-bakery' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. - Western Union memo, 1876

"The half-bakery has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for an idea sent to nobody in particular?" - David Sarnoff's associates in response to his urgings for investment in the half-bakery in the 1920s

[Apr 29 2005, last modified Jun 10 2005]

Beer & Cigarette Flavoured Mints (+16)
Chairwear (+2, -1)
Commercial airliner parachute system (+3, -4)
Ejector Pants (+9, -2)
Flavoured Plectrums (+5)
Food Sleuth (+11, -2)
Golden Retrieve-a-trolley (+18, -4)
Google Night (+13)
GPSage in a bottle (+6)
KebabCab™ (+7, -4)
Porn for the blind (+13, -11)
Portable TV Tester (+4)
Post-scads (+2)
Sparkler Incense (+12)
Sub-Divider (+8)
The Big Bar (+11, -1)
Whoah... Light a match! (+4, -3)
Wireless Jumper Leads (+2, -1)

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