Thou shalt not use “innovation” in vain

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What you think is innovative says a lot about you. So use the word judiciously. Innovation as trend may be played out, but the inherent meaning of the word still has plenty of value.

Note: This slide is taken from a presentation I did called “The Heuristics of Innovation”. 

Pandora

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I’ve been using Pandora off an on for several years and I guess I’d call myself a fair weather fan of the service. The promise of Pandora is that it’ll find songs to match your tastes, all you have to do is pick an artist or two and start playing.

It doesn’t matter which artist you choose, it could someone obscure like Trenchmouth or Gothic pipe organ music, but sooner or later, you are going to hear the Black Keys, ColdPlay, and that big huge Hawaiian dude that plays “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” on the Ukelele.

These acts are like the Kevin Bacon of internet music.