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Thursday, October 16, 2003
 


Tom Taulli argues that new ventures shouldn't count on the old innovator's dilemma anymore, since corpocracies have learned to innovate.

"If anything, Microsoft has a sterling track record of quashing disruptive technologies. The history of tech is strewn with its victims: Novell, Netscape, Spyglass, Stac and so on".

Umm. Two things:

1) There should be a Godwin's Law for biz tech articles making their point with refs to Microsoft. It should officially mark a descent into meaninglessness. Note: you can't prove anything meaningful from analysing one data point - especially when it's the biggest outlier in the population. Call it Haque's Law from now on.

2) I am officially marking the publication of this article as the trough of the innovation cycle. Corporations haven't 'learned how to innovate' - it's just that everyone else has forgotten how to. People are only allowed to publish stuff this wack when things are at their absolute worst (or best. Hi Mary Meeker!!) .

Update: Here's a cool article from the Post that talks about the same thing.

-- umair // 7:37 AM //


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