Dr. Liviu Ovidiu Pop, Romanian Academy Cluj-Napoca, Folklore Archive
“Technologies in their “Goofy Prototype” stage rarely work very well. They’re experimental, and therefore halfbaked and rather frazzled. The prototype may be attractive and novel, and it does look as if it ought to be good for something-or-other. But nobody, including the inventor, is quite sure what.”
(PDF available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/338966387_Tehnologii_naucitoare).