A New Age of Innovation?

While it’s not a statistically significant sample, I have had at least three separate conversations with senior technology people lately who, like me, feel cheery about the current technology resurgence. They are all capivated by the many fascinating things going on, from nanotechnology to web services to syndication and new platforms.

Apparently, BusinessWeek feels the same way. The magazine’s cover this week is on the “innovation economy”, arguing that we are on the cusp of a new age of innovation. It includes, among other things, an interview with Steve Jobs, profiles of some of the century’s great innovators, and a nifty photo essay of BusinessWeek covers.


  1. Necessity is the mother of innovation…North American knowledge workers will need to create new markets if they want to stay employed – the rate of commoditization in IT services is pushing outsourcing. As for a legit age of new innovation…we’ll see. Fanciful thinking of tech yet to come often accompanies market peaks. We saw the same daydreaming in 1999.