The Next Big Tech Thing Has Already Been Done [Headlines]
People in the tech industry are always hunting for the next big thing but Bill Buxton of Microsoft says it's probably right under their noses.
Tech people love stories about breakthrough innovations—gadgets or technologies that emerge suddenly and take over, like the iPhone or Twitter. Indeed, there’s a whole industry of pundits, investors, and websites trying feverishly to predict the Next New Big Thing. The assumption is that breakthroughs are inherently surprising, so it takes special genius to spot one coming.