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I wonder if this triggered anything.
Are there any more achievements available by posting in my journal?
It's not "might be", it's in the brief:
The best submission will be awarded $25,000* plus a
$25,000 contract to develop the idea into a market-ready
application. Runner(s) up will be offered $10,000* for their
ideas, which could be developed by Campbell in the future.
*Paid by Campbell for ownership of ideas, concepts, code and intellectual property. All winners must sign all documentation required by Campbell.
I wonder what else is contained within "all documentation" that they might require.
* the sexual revolution
Arguably started by the contraceptive pill, invented in Mexico.
* most worldwide cultural trends in style
Not from what I have seen throughout my life. A lot may have started in America in more recent times but that has not always been the case.
* international outsourcing
I can't find anything to suggest that this was started in America. I wouldn't be surprised if some form of outsourcing was occuring throughout the world since the earliest civilisations.
* international democracy dispersion
I think you'll find that democracy was first started (and dispersed) by the Greeks.
* guilt politics
* white guilt
Well done America. Not sure I'd be proud of those. America's record over racism is not good even in recent times, and you want praise because you now feel guilty about it?
* the technology revolution
All of it? That's too broad a statement to claim ownership.
If I had to narrow it down to one country, I would be more inclined to believe it was started by the Japanese.
* pretty much everything successful you use on a daily basis
Computer: Invented in England.
Car: Invented by a Frenchman.
Road: Invented by the Romans? Tar surfacing was invented in Babylon, and then "re-invented" (as Tarmacadam) by a Scotsman.
Phone: Invented by a Scotsman.
As America, in its current state, has only been around for just over 200 years. Most of the things I use on a daily basis (Furniture, money, clothes, etc.) were first used/invented before America even existed.
I don't know what it's offering that the iPhone isn't.
It's not an Apple product.
BASIC is to computer programming as QWERTY is to typing. -- Seymour Papert