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This is the slideshow I used during Gnomedex08
WARNING : I use pictures of my kid. I think he's cute.
Unless You Are This Guy...
Open Beats Closed
It Just Takes a Platform to Open a Door
Technology Breaks Down Barriers Technology Breaks Down Previously Unattainable Barriers
Wordpress If Doors Are Opened, Individuals Become Enabled
Like it or not.
The Enablers Might be Very Small...
Google Maps or very big...
But Can Be Extremely Powerful
Technology is Causing Sweeping Change Across Every Single Industry. Technology Forces Evolution
Timing is Essential
Music Some Industries Fail to Adapt to Changing Times and Tech
News Some Industries Might Not Survive Transitionary/ Disruptive Times
Especially Not The Lazy Ones
The Consumer is Becoming the Producer
In so Many Disparate Segments
Rise of Mass Customization The Era of Mass Customization
Physical Goods Require Catalysts But Physical Goods Require Catalysts to Enable Change
It's Happening Big Companies Are Needed in the Physical World
Scion And Here They Come
Timbuk2 Across Many Industries
Nike From Limited to Limitless Potential
Gadgets? Until You Reach Certain Sectors
Ringtones Where Control is in the Hands of... Them
Xbox Faceplates You Have Many Choices. All Alike.
But What if You Want Something... Unique?
The Product: 2008 An Open Platform For Building Gadgets or Other Electronics
One Example: Crowdsourced Home Security System
In Some Ways, We've Come a Long Way
Evolving Software Tools
With Numerous Platforms
Easier, More Fun, and More Accessible
But How 'Bout the Evolution of Hardware Tools?
Throughout The Years
Tools Needed to Launch a Software Company/Project
Tools Needed to Launch a Hardware Company/Project
There's Always Exceptions...
The Problems With “Closed” Consumer Electronics Time $$ Average Returns $$ Qty Average Cost Mass market 10M Diminishing Returns $$ Time Razr Effect 2 yrs
Mistakes Are Big. And Costly
Something is Wrong With this Picture
Ahhh, that's better
The “Pizza Tail”
Everyone Likes to Tinker
But We Need the Right Tools and Access
Lots of Hopeful Signs Out There
You Can Become This Guy
Who Will be The Robert Scoble of Gadgets?
Gnomedex Attendees and Audience Discount