An innovation is one of those things that society looks at and says, if we make this part of the way we live and work, it will change the way we live and work.
To me, innovations are the wheel, fire, language, movable type. There are not 3 million innovations; there are 3 million inventions.
In some cases, inventions prohibit innovation because we're so caught up in playing with the technology, we forget about the fact that it was supposed to be important.
I consider high-speed data transmission an invention that became a major innovation. It changed the way we all communicate.