Kevin Drum on modern tech. We’re always yawning at tech because by the time it works we feel we’ve seen it before.
This is just the nature of modern tech: The really cool stuff is always a “few years” away. And when it finally comes, we’ve been talking about it so long that it seems ho-hum. Yeah, Amazon is great, isn’t it? So what’s next? (Source)
This is an alternative to the Gartner Hype Cycle. Investment is hype, early products don’t pan out for the majority, but by the time they pan out we’re like “haven’t we had that forever?”