* Posts by Steamfoundry

1 post • joined 3 Apr 2011

Microsoft, Nokia, and RIM's wasted R&D billions

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Wow. I think I heard this plot before

This sounds a lot like a work of fiction by Cory Doctorow. Big company (I think it was a hypothetical merger of Kodak and Duracell in the post-film era) decides to switch to primarily an angel investor scheme for all the innovative little companies, including a lot of their own engineers.

Lots of little groups of people making cool products as quickly as they can imagine them.

I liked the idea when I read it before and I still like it now.

http://craphound.com/makers/ ( and if you want there's a download now link at the top)

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