Why is network anatomy so important to characterize? Because structure always affects function.
– Steven H. Strogatz
Networks that seek commercial success must develop and maintain the ability not only to change in the face of highly competitive environments, they must also be able to adapt in ways that influence that environment.
– Robert Rycroft
“Everyday inventors don’t let themselves be limited like the rest of us do. They open their minds to the possibilities.”
– Rini Paiva, US National Inventors Hall of Fame
Yet the secret of evolution is the continual emergence of complexity. Simplicity brings a spareness, a grit; it cuts the fat. Yet complexity makes organisms like us possible in the first place.
– W. Brian Arthur
Natural selection may explain the survival of the fittest, but it can not explain the arrival of the fittest.
– Hugo De Vries
Technology Adoption Lifecycle
The technology adoption lifecycle describes the dynamics associated with the supply and demand of a new technology system from the time it is first introduced into the market through to the time when the system has become obsolete and exits the marketplace.