Legendary inventor Dean Kamen claims that the much-hyped invention known as IT and code-named “Ginger” isn’t all that big a deal.

The Harvard University Press paid $250,000 for a book about IT, an unprecedented sum for a university press. After seeing the product, Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com called it “revolutionary.” Steve Jobs of Apple said the product could revolutionize how cities are designed. Credit Suisse First Boston was said to believe that the product could make Kamen richer than Bill Gates within five years.

Now Kamen says “We have a promising project, but nothing of the Earth-shattering nature that people are conjuring up.”
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