Startups like Path, Airbnb, Square, and Massive Health have design at the core of their business, and they're doing phenomenal work.
You could argue that "building a scalable network" was more impressive or significant than being able to design a business model that can attract and sustain a billion users
Similarly, Google is notable not for their search algorithms or their massive server farms, but for Adsense and how that allowed them to dominate online search. Was this a technical or technological innovation as much as a business model innovation?
delmoi, we're talking past each other a little bit here. My argument is that innovation is not only or even primarily about technology but rather equally about economic viability
Apple's personal computer was not a huge technical or technological achievement, but more of a business model achievement.
I'm pretty sure that the Apple ][ was sold as a complete package, not as a kit.
Yes. You're absolutely correct. Now, its time for my Segway practice before I get sucked into someone being wrong on the interwebs. But oh wow, my first time ever of teetering on that edge.
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