Being an “overnight success” takes a LONG time

It always takes longer than you think. Today, back in 1910, a dozen or so business types were in a NJ hall to watch a demonstration of a movie…with sound! The demo was conducted by a guy named Thomas Edison. It was going to be the NEXT-BIG-THING. But it wasn’t.
Silent movies were around since 1896 and this demo? not well received. The first movie with sound didn’t happen for another 17 years. (First talkie: The Jazz Singer) because people just didn’t get it…or want to spend the money…or change.
Whatever idea you’re selling; please listen to this: it ALWAYS takes time to be an overnight success.

NY Times in 1910

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