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ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup: Plateau or Bubble?

Nov 05, 2005, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amy Newman, Brian Proffitt)

"We're big fans of the Gartner Hype Cycle model, and we couldn't help but think about it at this week's Open Source Business Conference in Newton, Mass.

"At its core, the model is based on the belief that all technologies go through five phases: technology trigger, peak of inflated expectations, trough of disillusionment, slope of enlightenment, and, ultimately, a plateau of productivity.

"It's easy to see how the Web itself has followed this model. From the creation of MOSAIC to the .dot-com Boom and subsequent Bust, to the recent resurgence in venture capital interest to technology companies focused on product as opposed to concept..."

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