I often feel that when an innovation is successful, I can't imagine life without it. I feel like that about many of the products and services from companies that made Fast Company's World's 50 Most Innovative Companies list.
The issue of toxicity and chemicals is one that lies somewhat separate from the climate discussion. While it gets lost in the shuffle sometimes, the pressure on companies to deal with it just keeps rising.
Patent litigation is about making money. There are companies who shake down accused infringers with patents that were never produced. So the companies who manufacture products must pay to save their business.
The consumer electronics industry is defined by rapid innovation and falling prices. Advocates on every side should consider these market-based lessons, as they are relevant to the current health care debate.