Good Enough is the New Great -notes

Good Enough is the New Great -notes - Once again The Times...

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Unformatted text preview: Once again, The Times Magazine looks back on the past year from our favored perch: ideas. Good Enough is the New Great "Cheap, fast, simple tools are suddenly everywhere," Robert Capps of Wired magazine wrote this summer in an essay called "The Good-Enough Revolution." Companies that had focused mainly on improving the technical quality of their products have started to notice that, for many consumers, "ease of use, continuous availability and low price" are more important. High-definition televisions have turned every living room into a home cinema, yet millions of us choose to watch small, blurry videos on our computers and our mobile devices. Cameras capture images in a dozen megapixels, yet Flickr is filled with snapshots taken with phone cameras that we can neither focus nor zoom. And at war, a country that has a fleet of F-16 cameras that we can neither focus nor zoom....
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course BA 649 taught by Professor Dr.schaefer during the Fall '11 term at Ohio State.

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