The Cinderella Trope in AWE R&D

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March 20, 2020, post by Dave Santos

Years ago in AWE R&D, basic kite power virtues based on simple rag and string became relatively overlooked and neglected in favor of flashy "energy drone" concepts, which won the lion's share of investment and attention. Spurned "rag and string" kite folks recognized success could only come by a "Cinderella" narrative arc. And so it goes, that the AWE plot continues to unfold with uncanny predictability, as the "step-sister" ventures try and fall short.

Here is the original Grimm's Cinderella, the most authoritative of many variants kids today are exposed to (ie. by Disney). At-odds with watered down popular versions, the original is more about ancestral ghosts, divine birds, and sacred trees, with spectacular garments magically delivered from the sky. The AWE story is now at the point where the step-sisters are cruelly exposed, but Cinderella is still demurely unknown to the Prince. Low-complexity AWE is finally poised to fit the golden slipper, given its chance.

Jacob Ludwig Grimm and Wilhelm Carl Grimm

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