It’s quite easy to be a Sunday morning, armchair quarterback when it comes to new technology. Pointing out all the flaws and dislikes of a new piece of tech that attempts to redefine an entire category is more prosaic and dull than provocative.
It’s harder to appreciate that a first version of any revolutionary tech usually appears in the crudest form. It exists not sell millions, but to become a building block for what’s next. Everything good is a remix of something not quite as good. It all starts somewhere.
Harder yet is connecting the mental dots between now and the future, to see a vision. If you can, you’ll see how things will get smaller, lighter, and faster; more refined, polished, and tweaked. Ultimately disappearing into our daily lives.
Much like how this went to this:
Or this to this:
This to this:
And this to this:
But what’s probably hardest of all is conceptualizing, building, and launching your ideas to the world. So, kudos to the “crazy ones” this week who’s work is met with harsh words from the peanut gallery instead of applause.