While technology will never stop changing, it comes in waves, and when you’ve seen enough of them, you begin to discern patterns in the waves. Once you’ve spotted the pattern, it gets easier (or at least possible) to judge whether a new standard, format, or feature should win your bucks.
Reading tech patterns is not rocket science. Consumers do it on a large scale all the time. After all, we decide which new technologies live and die. Of course, if you take the trouble to read the patterns consciously, you may be able to get a little ahead of the wave—and possibly avoid wasting some of your hard-earned cash on a nonstarter.
So let’s look at a few waves of technological change and see what patterns we can find in them. Read more at Designtechnica
Nailing standards to the wall
Posted on Monday, July 04 2005 @ 16:02 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck