Why standards matter… follow-up

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Sometimes I think “why do I bother?”, there are a load of guys out there who are a lot smarter than I and able to articulate themselves extremely well. The simple answer is, maybe one day I’ll get there.

A perfect example is Simon Wardley; who’s recent post “Lifecycle” was able to convey, extremely well, when and where standards come into play. Something I struggled to do myself.

S. Wardley Lifecycle
S. Wardley Lifecycle

Businesses as well as technologies exist somewhere in the S-Curve. I suggest having a read of the article at length as he provides a great explanation of the technology (and business) life cycle, from Innovation to Commodity.