Monday, August 15, 2005
Product Life Cycle, Wireless, Texas Longhorns, Podcasting, and other stuff
Barb Pellow of Kodak had a column in OnDemand Journal about the product life cycle and the concepts expressed in the book "Crossing the Chasm." http://www.ondemandjournal.com/specialfeatures/pellow27.cfm I quickly sent her a note that she had the product life cycle all wrong. Everybody knows that the product life cycle is
- witch hunt
- posting your resume on monster.com
Texas Longhorns issue a video magazine
Great analyst quote: "We find both that the early adoption rate differs completely from the later adoption rate, and that people use things and they just don't like them, and after a year they stop." Duh! You'd think they'd remember when they were little that new toys got played with the most and only a very few toys hung around for a while.
Wireless, all through the house.
Wireless gives new meaning to being "well-connected." Having a home office, I work everywhere and anywhere, and it's great being able to connect anywhere in the house, from the intergalactic headquarters located in the dungeon in the basement, to the deck to the second floor bedrooms. When we built this place 15 years ago, I thought we'd network it, but it was going to cost $10K, so I didn't. I'm glad we didn't. Wireless will now become as common as plumbing for new housing.