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IT misconception 10: “The subscription model for buying music has failed”.

IT-Irrtümer

To conclude our series of IT fallacies, we turn our attention to music. In 2003, a US entrepreneur we know very well made the following statement: “The subscription model for buying music has failed”. You have already guessed who said…
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IT Misconception 8: “Email is a product you absolutely cannot sell.”

Kann man E-Mail als Produkt verkaufen?

By phone call, video call, text message or e-mail. Most digital communication now takes place on the Internet. Ian Sharp, Sharp Associates, saw things somewhat differently in 1979. He was convinced that e-mail was a product that absolutely could not…
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IT misconception 7: “The telephone has too many weaknesses to be seriously considered for communication.”

IT Irrtümer Faktor Zehn

Admittedly, the quote is a bit older than the previous blog articles. Nevertheless, this does not change the fact that the statement itself has been 100% refuted. The quote was originally an internal memo from Western Union and dates back…
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IT misconception 4: “The Internet will not become a mass medium”

Internet Massenmedium

“The Internet will not become a mass medium,” said Matthias Horx in 2001. Only a few years later, he caused a stir with another statement: “No one will be talking about Facebook in five to six years”. This quote dates…
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