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  • So two years ago I bought a HP MediaSmart Home Server since discontinued -- see my blog about The Perils of the Early Adopter with eight terabytes of storage, or the equivalent of 1,700 DVD's.

    Robert Whent: Why I Need the Cloud

  • Im going to be another "Early Adopter" im just goingtowaste 400$ in this because i have nothing else to spend mi money in, and of course when the bugs start showing up, and the price drop im going to cry as any other early adopter do

    Kindling

  • Adopter categories are the classifications of members of a social system on the basis of innovativeness, the degree to which an individual or other unit of adoption is relatively earlier in adopting new ideas than other members of a system.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • Adopter distributions tend to follow an S-shaped curve over time and to approach normality Generalization 7-1.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • Generalization 7-1 states: Adopter distributions follow a bell-shaped curve overtime and approach normality.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • Mahajan, Vijay, and Robert A. Peterson (1978), “Innovation Diffusion in a Dynamic Potential Adopter Population,” Management Science, 24(15): 1589-1597.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • Adopter incentives increase relative advantage, and diffuser incentives increase the observability with which an innovation is perceived.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • So you may be a Laggard about clothes, but when it comes to technology, you're an Early Adopter.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • So you may be a Laggard about clothes, but when it comes to technology, you're an Early Adopter.

    So Yesterday

  • Last week the Havok 4 Beta Early Adopter program was announced, but shortly after servers where updated a critical bug was found.

    Archive 2008-01-01

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