The Innovation Game
Oct 23, 2007, 00:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy Allison)
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"Innovation is a weasel word. It used to earn an honest living,
but now it's been hijacked by marketing people for dishonest
purposes. It's now in the same category as 'rich.' Does anyone now
hear the words 'rich user experience' or 'rich client' without
thinking of a bloated, Windows-only client that doesn't use open or
standard protocols? Controlling the language like this is power.
Whoever defines the words we use can control the way we think about
things. Our knowledge of language limits how we can express our
thoughts. Innovation these days is being used as a code word for
large, corporate controlled research and development, regardless of
any results it might produce..."