The things that surprise you are good indicators of how innovative
discuss technology, professionals discuss process.
"Innovations" that do not improve your process more than 3- to 10- fold
are mere improvements and not likely worth upsetting the status
quo to implement.
characteristic of Industrial Age processes is that information
and decision making are captives of the physical structure.
processes are characterized by and sustained with diversity.
When diversity is lost, processes typically fail.
brute-force solution wastes money and effort while remaining
inferior to more clever solutions.
the information about a system is contained in the system.
Extracting and acting on the information, however, is the
most difficult task
facing decision makers.
most trivial type of information in an information-rich process
is the location of the physical elements.
and causality have useful meanings in Industrial Age processes
but are problematic for information-rich processes.
Technology has about as much to do with Information Age processes
as the internal combustion engine has to do with
Industrial Age processes (See Rule #2).
Laws of Physics still hold. Particularly for information.
you want a new idea, read an old book.