Welcome to The CITE -- a blog on Course materials, Innovation, and Technology in Education, created by Mark Nelson and now part of the Publications Department of the National Association of College Stores. CITE is a pun with multiple meanings - referring to cite as in citation, something people reference; site as in location, website, or place people go to; and sight as in foresight or looking ahead to what is coming. Comments, discussion, feedback and ideas are welcome.

Monday, December 5, 2011

What really happened to the dinosaurs

Every mature industry gets referred to as dinosaurs once in a while.  One of the challenges dinosaur organizations or industries sometimes have is "missing the boat" when it comes to emerging technologies.  They wait too long before starting to move, and then it is too late.  That is one of the reasons why when a radical innovation is involved, the incumbents are often not among the victors -- survival requires reinvention, which is difficult if you have to maintain one foot in the "old world" and the old business infrastructure, while managing transition.  Regardless....

A colleague from another organization shared the comic below with me recently.  Captures the basic idea well -- and it is a great comic for a Monday morning.  I could not find the original online image by the artist.

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