I later was surprised to find an article in American industrial journal in which an officer of Japanese MPT claimed as if their de-regulations were made by their own initiatives and he was even suggesting other countries to follow the suit.
"The first reaction to a new idea is usually, 'That's crazy,'"
says Alan Huang, a computer scientist. "The next is 'That's impossible,'
then, 'That's impractical.' Followed by, 'It's not that significant.'
The last is, 'I had that idea before.'" -- quoted from Markoff, J.
and T. Race, "Wizards, Wonders And Wonks," The New York Times
Magazine, September 28, 1997, Page 71.