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   RE: [xml-dev] The Best Technologies Don't Win

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Your demonstration is probably brillant, but I still don't get the
point. My question was simpler: how can a technology win if there is no
winners and losers?

I really think we should stop this thread that is going nowhere and
won't continue to answer.



Le lundi 10 juillet 2006 à 10:22 -0500, Bullard, Claude L (Len) a
écrit :
> Because of locales and force vectors as locales over time in an
> environment.   To steer a market, the direct path is the most
> expensive.  Why don't the best win?  That was Ayn Rand's dilemma.
> Regardless of whether or not one subscribes to her social agenda, some
> of her conclusions relate well to the current web zeitgeist.
> 1)  There is an inverse relationship among the numbers of subjective
> views and objective implementations.  A Many To One relationship is
> classically chaotic.
> 2)  At the end of "Atlas Shrugged", Rand makes the point that
> innovation is done in small teams in isolated locales to offset the
> averaging effect of large social forces mediated through small groups
> of appointed or self-appointed but mediocre authorities.   
> The effect is discomfiting for some:  most of the evolutionary
> direction comes from sources that are almost invisible.  (If you like,
> the illuminati do exist but they don't party together in robes; they
> barely know each other if at all). The other discomfiting effect is
> that if, for example, you are in a company that has a 'special circle
> of top performers selected by the employees', you may want to route
> around these people if innovation is your goal.  If stability is your
> goal, you promote ideas through them.  It is the American Idol effect.
> In chaos theory, weak signals presage emergence because strong signals
> are heavily filtered.  If you want a technology to dominate, keep it
> small until just before you launch it but monitor the environment very
> precisely.  Listening is everything.  Timing is everything else.
> len
> From: Eric van der Vlist [mailto:vdv@dyomedea.com] 
> Le lundi 10 juillet 2006 à 08:43 -0500, Bullard, Claude L (Len) a
> écrit :
> > There are no winners and losers.  
> Good, this is the first time we do agree.
> But why this title "The Best Technologies Don't Win" and this trailing
> sentence "Chalk up another win for objectivism." in your post that
> started this thread, then?
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