Introduction to Killer Apps

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Nicolas Negroponte, to introduce Larry Downes' book, says that "a killer app is a new good or service that establishes an entirely new category and, by being first, dominates it, returning several hundred percent on the initial investment".

Then he quotes Personnal computers, electronic funds transferts, and the first word processing program. We can also think to Mp3 players, that allows to keep a full office on us without any problem, or to a site like Google, that tends to dominate every other searchers.

To sum up, a killer application is a very powerful innovation that cause very deep evolutions in a field.

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