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Old 10-06-2011, 05:19 PM   #253
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What I disagree with is I think you're presupposing that had Jobs not been around, these innovations would have hit the market anyway.
They absolutely would have and did.

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Maybe so, but it would have taken a really long time.
They already were there and didn't.

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The product life cycle isn't smooth. Most revolutionary technologies hit what's called a life cycle chasm and never make it across. And until you cross that chasm, the technology runs into a ton of obstacles.
You seem to be conflating marketing with innovation. They are discrete entities.

iTunes was not a revolutionary idea, it was borrowed from 10+ year old technology at the time of its release.

The iPhone was a more marketable Palm Treo

Apple hasn't created anything truly revolutionary in many years. What they have done, masterfully, I might add, is create the belief that their products are revolutionary because of the way they market them.

These products had already had many years in which they were floating in your "life cycle chasm". Apple was prescient enough to see when those technologies were gaining momentum and adopters. By no means did they act as a tipping point for the adoption of those technologies.
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