April 17, 2001

Territory of imagination: Where scientists, engineers and artists concur

Author: JT Smith

CNET: "While everyone seems to be looking for merely the next technology, we are hoping they
search for something that renders something obsolete," Bordogna said. For example, the
automobile made the livery stable obsolete, and few regret that now. Similarly, transistors
made vacuum tubes obsolete and CDs killed needle-and-groove records. "The question is
how you get on the positive side of this creative disruption," he said. "How do you create and
anticipate different futures? How do you grab the chain before someone else does?"


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