Thursday, May 26, 2016

Longing for simplicity.............................

     In simple environments, people acquire new capabilities by acquiring new objects.  In complex environments, people acquire new capabilities by using new services.  And as anyone who's busily added apps to their smartphones knows, the one problem apps are no good at solving is the problem of having too many apps.  Environments with rising complexity always create business opportunities for third parties to step in and manage that complexity,  One form of success in a complex environment is someone who consistently pays you to keep at bay the very complexity you cause.  Achieving that state is Xiaomi's long term goal.

-Clay Shirky,  Little Rice:  Smartphones, Xiaomi, and the Chinese Dream

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