The Obvious Gaps in 40 Principles
Y. B. Karasik,
Thoughts Guiding Systems Corp.,
- There is "Color change" principle but no "Odor change" or "Shape change" principles.
- There is "Universality" principle but no "Specialization" principle except its very distant particular case "Local quality".
- There is no "Camouflaging/Masking" principle despite some inventions fall into this category.
For example, a mouse trap in the shape of a cheese.
- There is no "Symbolic action" principle:
perform a symbolic action on a substitute if you cannot perform the real action on
a real object. Yes, it is sometimes important for systems to work !
- There is no "Virtual action" principle.
- There is no "Focused/Concentrated action" principle as well as its opposite "Distributed action" principle.
- There are no "Directional" and "Adirectional" action principles despite many inventions fall into
(E.g. "Apparatus and Process for Sending a Wireless Directional Signal Containing Personal Information"
patent#: US 6799035).
- There is principle of "Excessive or Partial action" but no principle of "Balanced action".
- There is no "Random action" principle ( or "Use of Randomness" in general) despite it was very popular amongst inventors in the
1950s and 1960s. For in mechanical engineering this principle was seldomly used
and Altshuller did not know electrical and electronic engineering.
- There is "Homogeneity" principle but a more general "Uniformity" principle is absent.
- There are no neither "Inhomogeneity" nor "Non-uniformity" principles
(except their very specific particular case "Local quality".)
- There is no "Reciprocity" principle.
- There is "Cheap short living instead of expensive longevity" but in the real life the opposite
happens: cheap reliable long living products are replaced by expensive not reliable short
living ones. Thus, "Expensive short living instead of inexpensive long living" principle is also missing.
- There is no such a principle as
"Many objects/people of poor quality instead of one object/person of good quality"
despite systems usually evolve in that direction.