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What is success?

Time Magazine recently compiled a list of "The 10 Biggest Tech Failures of the Last Decade." Some of the items on the list are pretty obvious, such as the 2 famous products from Microsoft: Vista and Zune. But, surprisingly, one unexpected candidate made it to the list.

  1. Microsoft Vista
  2. Gateway
  3. HD DVD
  4. Vonage
  5. YouTube
  6. Sirius XM
  7. Microsoft Zune
  8. Palm
  9. Iridium
  10. Segway

YouTube? Is it not really popular? Let's read the explanation of of the editor:

There is a fairly good chance that the search company will never get a return on that investment. YouTube has not come up with a model to make money by either selling advertising or charging for premium content, even though it has an a enormous audience and library of content. [...] The New York Times recently wrote that "while YouTube, along with other new media properties like MySpace, Facebook and Twitter, is seen as leading the challenge against traditional media companies, the company itself is struggling to profit from its digital popularity." YouTube is big, but that has not made it a success.

How would you define success?

原文出自 www.time.com


"YouTube is big, but that has not made it a success."

Just how many of us megachurch wannabe need to hear this.

sigh, those of us who're small isn't any better...

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  • 正如林一峰話齋,閱讀,也是一種 state of mind。
  • 所以不限文字,還有聲音影像一切雜崩能東西,都在涉獵反思消化乾坤大挪移之列。
  • 看重的只有一個字:Insight


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