Andrew Lippman of the MIT Media Lab discusses the problems associated with trying to build products that will have appeal for a long time. The alternative? Build architectures that allow people to build their own products.
Here’s a fascinating, short video clip– just under two minutes long — of Andrew Lippman of the MIT Media Lab discussing the need to develop “open-architecture products” that users can customize. A few highlights of Lippman’s comments:
- “The stability that we associated with products is gone. And so if you try to base your business on a product that you think will last a long time, then I suspect you’re likely to be in trouble — because society will change more rapidly.”
- “The young are not satisfied with products. They’re satisfied with things they can build into their own products. And so the challenge is to build those as open-architecture products.”