Thursday, May 31, 2012

How Kinect Spawned a Commercial Ecosystem - NYTimes.com

Excerpt from an intriguing Kinect community profile
"This clash of theories illustrates a larger debate about the nature of innovation in the 21st century, and the even larger question of who, exactly, decides what any given object is really for. Does progress flow from a corporate entity’s offering a whiz-bang breakthrough embraced by the masses? Or does techno-thing success now depend on the company’s acquiescing to the crowd’s input? Which vision of an object’s meaning wins? The Kinect does not neatly conform to either theory. But in this instance, maybe it’s not about whose vision wins; maybe it’s about the contest."
How Kinect Spawned a Commercial Ecosystem - NYTimes.com
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