• 懒人爱创新
  • 发布时间:2016-04-24 20:49 | 作者:Jeff Charlebois | 来源:新东方英语 2016年1期 | 浏览:1200 次
  •   这个世界上到处都是懒人。有人懒得彻底,生活得一塌糊涂。有人却身懒心不懒,想尽办法进行各种发明和创新,让自己从无聊的重复性工作中抽身出来,以便能有更多的时间继续懒惰。所以,一批批让人们的生活变得更加轻松的新式工具和发明应运而生:电话、遥控器、汽车、洗衣机、刷碗机、扫地机器人……从古至今,懒人们对社会贡献的创新点子可远远不止这些,下面就让我们来见识一下懒人们的不凡之举。
      Americans are lazy. And you know what? I’d like to argue that laziness is a good thing. Laziness gets us going. It breeds innovation. After all, what do people want? They want something that can make their lives simpler. People will always buy that widget1) or gizmo2) that makes their day easier. So the forward-thinking lazy man will set his laziness aside for a few months to come up with something that promises to help people become lazier. Why? Because life is all about greed and money. And not only are greed and money good, so is good, old-fashioned laziness.
      There was a time when people used to have to walk places. (I know, crazy, isn’t it?) At that time, there was no other choice. Eventually, however, folks got tired of walking, got lazy and jumped on the back of a horse. Unfortunately, they came to find out that this horse was a bear to take care of. It needed a barn to stay in, which meant someone had to build it one. Someone had to feed the horse, brush it, and generally look after it. The whole undertaking was a pain. So some lazy slob, who was no doubt tired of walking or smelling horse manure, invented the engine. A car was born.
  • 相关内容