Artifact Details

Title

Watching the alpha geeks

Catalog Number

102651313

Type

Moving Image

Date

2002-10-03

Credits

O'Reilly, Tim (speaker)

Publisher

Xerox PARC

Place of Publication

Palo Alto, CA, US

Duration

01:45:03

Format

VHS

Description

From abstract: "So often, signs of the future are all around us, but it isn't until much later that most of the world realizes their significance. Meanwhile, the innovators who are busy inventing that future live in a world of their own. They see and act on premises that are not yet apparent to others.

In the computer industry, these are the folks I affectionately call "the alpha geeks", the hackers who have such mastery of their tools that they "roll their own" when existing products don't give them what they need.
Watching the alpha geeks -- people whom more traditional marketing analysts might call "lead users" -- can give insights into the future directions of technology, gaps in existing products, and new market opportunities."

Category

Lecture

Series Title

SDForum

Lot Number

X4860.2009

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