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Disruption = "Creative Destruction"[edit]

I propose adding at the beginning a section on the concept of Creative Destruction. Christenson does not add or modify this well established term to be credited with the first to observe it. (He may, however, been the one to popularize the term "Disruption" for creative destruction) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_destruction

VoIP[edit]

Why is VoIP listed as a disruptive technology that has displaced analog and fixed digital telephones? That battle is in its early phases and is nowhere near complete. I'm loathe to delete it without mentioning it here first. Comments? --Chairboy 01:36, 18 Aug 2004 (UTC)

I'll second the motion to remove Talk over IP; that seemed strange to me at first too.
Also, how does anyone feel about adding DVD as disrupting VHS? It seems like a good everyday example. It might not the best example of the theory, though, since DVDs have pretty much always been higher quality than VHS, they just happen to also be cheaper. Digitally compressed video replacing analog video is a definite example, but then less homespun. But anyway, I'm rambleing; any thoughts?Zombiejesus 02:28, 29 Aug 2004 (UTC)
VoIP is a good example of a disruptive tech yet to come, like it is mentioned how open source software *may* displace proprietary software. The fight is still taking place, although it does appear VoIP will come out on top.

DVD over VHS isn't too bad of an example, although larger business forces were at work; the media conglomerates overnight anointed the DVD as VHS's successor. All things being equal, the progression should have gone from VHS to Laserdisc to DVD to online video...it goes to show, the best guy doesn't always win. - quanta, Sep 17

In my view DVD over VHS is not a disruptive technology, since it´s neither cheaper nor lower in performance than the DVD. But, whatever —Preceding unsigned comment added by 62.220.4.218 (talk) 09:42, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

2016 Update[edit]

I propose a few things to be added to the list:

  • Uber & Lyft disrupting the taxi cab industry
    • AirBnB disrupting the hotel industry
  • Blockchains disrupting currency?

Houdinipeter (talk) 02:12, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

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Pls add a "Digital disruption" section[edit]

From what I can see most current disruptive innovations are in the field of digital technologies (Internet-services etc). So could a "Digital disruption" section be added to the article that informs about this type of disruption and instances of it? It could be based upon on this section of the Digital Revolution article.

--Fixuture (talk) 15:57, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

Disruptive innovations are common outside of software. ---- CharlesGillingham (talk) 01:52, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

"create" versus "set" new markets[edit]

The first sentence mentions 'create new markets' which is partially true. But they more accurately 'set new markets' right? Like the automobile example. Or even the iPad, which wasn't the first tablet.

Food for thought. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.183.156.151 (talk) 03:27, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

You're confusing new products with new markets. Disruptive innovations often take an existing product and sell it to a completely different set of consumers, using a different price point, different sales/distribution techniques, different advertising. ---- CharlesGillingham (talk) 01:50, 6 May 2017 (UTC)


Software development disruption[edit]

Domain driven design is now coming to be mature enough to disrupt the whole software industry, the programmers job may be automated and the business may evolve and refine the software solution independent of developers, MDriven and Capable objects are showing improvements in the magnitude of thousands in improvement and quality.

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Disruption section has dubious examples[edit]

One thing really stood out for me as not belonging there. Personal computers are not disrupted by tablets or smartphones because there are desktop applications that cannot be replaced by smartphones or tablets. For example plenty of games would be unplayable on a tablet or mobile phone. Also personal computers make certain applications much more user friendly by having a keyboard and mouse. Desktop computers are a definite mainstay for hardcore gaming and won't be going away anytime soon. Xanikk999 (talk) 05:05, 23 December 2017 (UTC)