apple kodak

I saw this article linked on Alex Bitterman’s blog: Helen Walters and Bill Buxton at BusinessWeek writes about what Apple learned from Kodak:

What Apple did was learn from history, and adopt, adapt, and assimilate past success to current context. That is simply good, intelligent design in action. It is also a very good lesson: an obsession with the new and original, without a deep literacy and appreciation for the past, leads to a path of missed opportunities.

Very interesting read.