Constant Change Means It’s Time To Recognize Technology’s ‘Half Life’
Barry Ritzholtz provides food for thought as to when your favorite technology will expire.
Barry Ritzholtz stirs up the evergreen debate surrounding the speed of technological change with an interesting angle: he couches the dizzying pace of innovation in terms of the ‘half life of technology’:
We operate under the false assumption of substance and solidity, when in reality, things are deeply in flux. Everything changes, nothing lasts. The various technologies we use are physical manifestations of ideas, but the reality is that most of these concepts are replaced after a very short period of time.