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Disruptive, and its disruptive new meaning


In an article last month in the Sunday Times, Robert Lea discussed “How society learns to love ‘disruptive technologies’.”  “When Amazon emerged to turn retailing on its head, when Uber landed to spell the end of cab-hailing as we know it, no one described them as “disruptive technologies”. Now everyone, apparently, is a disrupter or being disrupted. But is it, initially, obvious what a disruptive technology is?” Well that depends a bit on how well you understand the new meaning of the word disruptive, doesn’t it? Continue reading