Ah, the incandescent lightbulb.
This glowing source of sudden sun remains the symbol of innovation and creativity.
When someone gets something, we say the lightbulb goes on.
But get this:
- Light bulbs are fragile. Drop one and it shatters. Mishandle a bulb and you might break it.
- Don’t touch a lightbulb that’s already on… it’s too hot!
- And come on… we don’t even use incandescent light bulbs anymore!
When I asked my students to develop a logo for our new campus innovation center, almost all of them prominently featured a lightbulb in their design.
To paraphrase the old quote: if everything is a lightbulb, then really, nothing is a lightbulb.
Or something like that.
So let’s talk… what can we use to symbolize bright ideas and creativity than the obsolete and easily-broken lightbulb?
What do you think?
See you tomorrow!