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Drupal Disruptive Open Source: Part I — From Brobdingnag to Lilliput

Drupal Disruptive Open Source: Part I — From Brobdingnag to Lilliput

Is Drupal a Disruptive Technology? Drupal’s founder, Dries Buytaert, in his keynote at the 2010 San Francisco Drupalcon, asked the rhetorical question: Is Drupal a disruptive technology? Product improves to serve more demanding markets. Image: Sun Blogs. The term, “disruptive technology,” was coined by Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen and popularized in his best …

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But is it fun?

Customers don’t want a 1/4-inch drill; they want a 1/4-inch hole. So said Ted Levitt and his article, “Marketing Myopia,” stands as a classic. In my own experience at Hewlett-Packard Medical Electronics, our engineers were positively charmed by their inventions, but what the savvier marketing folks understood was that the patient’s vital signs were not …

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Going back to DuPont

“You can’t go home again,” wrote Thomas Wolfe. In the next several weeks I will be blogging on my memories of starting out – my first position out of college – and how I chanced to be hired by E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Inc., of Wilmington Delaware. I hope this will …

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