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The Next Disruptors

Aug 22, 2007, 16:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Erick Schonfeld, Chris Morrison)

"Disruption is easy to spot--in hindsight. The railroads were always going to be better than canals and wagon trains. The telephone was bound to edge out the telegraph. The transistor was clearly superior to vacuum tubes. In recent years, digital cameras have stolen the market for film, the iPod has started to replace the CD and Google seems to be disrupting just about everything else.

"But many companies are still coming to terms with the flood of new technology. Even when it's right in front of your face, disruption can be hard to see..."

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