Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Reasons not to innovate: the innovator's dilemma. If a successful supplier innovates it is generally to add features to and improve a product, but not to destroy it by developing radically better technology. . . . Shipowners carrying ice from the Arctic Circle to western Europe did not develop the refrigerators that killed their trade. Sustainable innovation cannot withstand the disruptive innovation of upstarts from outside the ranks of established suppliers.
So ends this article on vibrating drives, the possible next-generation magnetic storage devices.

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