One of the most revealing statements relates to the pace of change and how businesses will always struggle to keep pace and capitalise upon new technologies.
Stripped down technologies are replacing developments with multiple features; the notion that simpler is better is finally getting through.
Danny Groner writing in the Huffington Post attended the event and wrote:
“I was amazed by some of the products that Pogue showed off or talked about. A top-of-the-line camera that fits in your pocket. An app that turns your iPhone into a musical instrument. Ways to ensure that you never lose an internet signal.
These products will encourage creativity and connectivity, and Pogue is helping to escort in a new era. His hour-long presentation carried with it the ability to get even technology novices excited and inspired about what’s to come.
With so much new technology already in place, that’s the biggest obstacle standing in the way.”
One who has had great success with picking a trend and capitalising on it is Zynga’s Mark Pincus. He has made a large fortune from online gaming and allying it to the Net’s social revolution.
Farmville, the addictive game on Facebook is one of his better known successes and he was an early investor in both Facebook and Napster, the P2P music sharing site.
Talking to The Telegraph Pincus said:
“Since the likes of Napster, MySpace and Facebook were created, the web is a social place, with lots and lots of smaller cocktail parties happening everywhere.
Beforehand, the web was a huge place that wasn’t connected in any way – and then Napster launched [and] the web suddenly lit up.
The internet became this place where people could come together around their interests. And now I am hosting one of the biggest cocktail parties online.”