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ConsortiumInfo: Product Evolution and Standards "Swarms"

Jan 14, 2007, 12:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"In a mature natural ecosystem, it's difficult for a new species to get a foothold, because every niche is already filled with one or more other creatures or plants, each of whose development has been optimized to maximally exploit that niche. The same tends to be true in a mature commercial system as well, where launching a disruptive technology requires great coordination among competitors in order to displace an incumbent, as I pointed out in my last blog entry, titled Standards and Disruptive Technologies.

"But - in nature, this stable applecart is regularly and frequently (in geologic time, that is) upset by a variety of causes..."

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