Friday, May 23, 2008

Innovation: Adjacency, Laterality or Something New

Innovation, the word, the concept, has become a term that could be equated to ever changing and fulfilling the needs of the highest bidder, more perception than reality, more observation than fact and so on...

Yet, I believe here is a fantastic article (by The Economist) showing how innovation is challenging its static definitions. Perhaps innovation is choosing to become a statesman?

The Economist discusses an invention (frequency comb) in one industry finding application in a totally unrelated sector (breathalyzer). The question it raises for me - is this an example of "Adjacency", "Laterality" or something new?

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