March 13, 2008
New York Times Says You're No Luddite for Stickin' with AOL
So, just when I was the butt of jokes for still having an AOL address, along comes Miguel Helft, a former Mercury News comrade, now at the New York Times, with a story praising "late adopters."
Like the rare few who stay married to the same person for a lifetime despite being propositioned, like some ageless Mick Jagger, by a horde of pretty young things.
Says Paul Saffo: “Laggards have a bad rap, but they are crucial in pacing the nature of change. Innovation requires the push of early adopters and the pull of laypeople asking whether something really works. If this was a world in which only early adopters got to choose, we’d all be using CB radios and quadraphonic stereo.”
Remember that plenty had dial up less than a good decade ago, including me. Somehow, I just can't completely cut the tie to my old school AOL addresses. And hey, you mean the rest of you don't have quadraphonic stereos?
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Posted by: Autoversicherung | Mar 28, 2008 5:24:05 PM