What's Hard Today is Temporary

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When you're building for the future, you can't afford to wait. Lessons from overpriced LCD screens in the early 2000s.

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What's Hard Today is Temporary

  1. 1. What’sHardTodayisTemporary.
  2. 2. Therewasatime…
  3. 3. Whenflatpaneldisplayswere expensive.
  4. 4. Likeseriouscashmoney.
  5. 5. Likeseriouscashmoney. “Once priced at $20,000 and up, more and more superlarge, 40-inch-plus plasma displays are dipping below the $10,000 mark.” - CNN, 2001
  6. 6. Adecadelater…
  7. 7. Theconcernshiftedtoscreens becomingtoocheaptoturnaprofit.
  8. 8. Priceshavecontinuedtodrop.
  9. 9. Priceshavecontinuedtodrop. “ThepriceofLCDpanelsfellby80% between2004and 2008,whilethem anufacturingcostsdeclinedby50% ” -TheEconom ist,2012
  10. 10. Technologyhasawayofgetting cheaperovertime.
  11. 11. What’sexpensivenowwon’tstay thatwayforlong.
  12. 12. Therearemanyreasonswhytechnology doesn’ttakeoff…
  13. 13. Therearemanyreasonswhytechnology doesn’ttakeoff… ! …butthecostofbuildingshouldn’tbeoneof them.
  14. 14. Toolslike…
  15. 15. Toolslike… RaspberryPi…
  16. 16. Toolslike… RaspberryPi… helpdevelopapps…
  17. 17. whereadigital/physical converterareneeded… Toolslike… RaspberryPi… helpdevelopapps…
  18. 18. OfficesrelyoniPadsmountedtoa walltomanageaconferenceroom.
  19. 19. This.
  20. 20. Upcomingtechnologycan(andwill) doitbetter.
  21. 21. Therightsoftwarehastheabilityto replacemosthardwareintheroom.
  22. 22. What’shardandexpensivetodayis atemporarycondition.
  23. 23. Ifeverythingwastoocheapto matter,whatwouldbeworth having?
  24. 24. Let’sBuild. getrobin.com hello@robinpowered.com

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