And where does the buck stop in this argument? Or should Nobels drift endlessly backwards to Newton, Leibniz, Aristotle, Plato
The Nobel prize is never given posthumously. That's where it stops.
Umm... He's STILL ALIVE.
Which one of those is still alive?
wouldn't you rather just have a feature phone?
Just because YOU would, don't assume EVERYONE would.
Systems are delivered ready-to-use, and the military personnel are there to follow the book to keep them running
Not even close. Former Marine, and current defense contractor here. DoD systems need constant work, and work-arounds. Finding ways to get things done, despite the systems provided, is part of daily military life.
Military branches are generally conservative in nature because they must stick with what works
Not in today's world. What worked in the last war won't work in the next one, and everyone recognizes the need to innovate and be flexible.
Theirs is not develop new doctrine, but to follow the existing doctrine until it's replaced for them.
Doctrine is ever changing, and if it doesn't work, it's abandoned.
You clearly have zero experience with the military. We'd all appreciate it if you just kept quiet instead of using your outdated stereotypes and things you've seen in the movies.