Quotable: Robert Moog on Ideas
I can feel what’s going on inside a piece of electronic equipment. I have this sense that I know, and to some extent, have control over what is going on inside the transistors and inside the resistors. When I am thinking about how to solve a particular problem I can think about it for days and weeks and nothing will happen. And, some day, when I am cutting the grass, or having a hamburger, or I wake up in the middle of the night, the idea will be there. I think it would be egotistical of me to say, “I thought of it”. What happened, is I opened my mind up and the idea came through and into my head. These ideas, I don’t have to dig up anything. Sometime I don’t even have to be thinking of them – and there they are. It’s something between discovering and witnessing.