Posts Tagged ‘creative destruction’

  • Cost benefit analysis for hand washing and drying involves minimizing bacteria

    Creative Destruction: Purell’s Story

    Mar 15, 13 • 431 Views • No Comments

    Blowing out candles on birthday cakes has been banned in Australian childcare centers. The reason is the germs. Also, kids are required to wash their hands before going in the sandbox. Really. The rule comes from Australia’s Health Minister. In the US,......  [read more]

  • texting is 20 years old

    Happy Birthday Texting!

    Dec 14, 12 • 332 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes, you never know… At first, it was just a “Merry Christmas” message sent from a computer terminal to a cell phone. The year was 1992, the firm was Vodafone, and the goal was just a better way for secretaries to page their managers.......  [read more]

  • 19th Century Urban Transport Was An Environmental Problem

    Urban Pollution

    Dec 2, 12 • 2577 Views • No Comments

    When we worry about the impact of autos on the environment, perhaps we should remember the horse. In 1880, the horse population in Manhattan and Brooklyn was somewhere between 150,000-175,000 and growing. A basic part of city life, horsecar rides totalled......  [read more]

  • Our Transportation Infrastructure is Crumbling

    A Path for Driverless Cars

    Nov 3, 12 • 749 Views • 2 Comments

    A self-driving car could be a pleasure… The day would begin with a pick-up that you scheduled through your phone app. When your self-driving car arrived at your front door, you would get in, check today’s drive time and start to prepare for your......  [read more]

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    The iPhone 5 Map App

    Sep 29, 12 • 646 Views • 1 Comment

    While Apple’s iPhone 5 map app might not always take us where we want to go, it will probably provide a path to some surprising innovation. A little history first… The iPhone 4 was released during June 2010 with a new antenna design that soon......  [read more]