Adobe girls, desktop publishing, printing and the Macintosh....demand, yeah right.
The demand was driven by a sector that couldn't use more than one button.
The demand was SOLD by a clever few.
Alot of girls score copies of Adobe photoshop for...for?, for? Toouching up thier booty before upload too facebook?
PS: GIMP is still for free. , its not demanded though: I can install it onto an unwitting end users computer and it will never get used.
I can talk to a college taught 3d artist and they would not have even heard of Blender3D.
Demand - yeah, wrought more like it.
If you ask any webpublishing house what they think of facebook and the iPad after a couple years of living with it they will tell you that I am about too go bust.
Flat head, Phillips Head (star crew driver please), Torx bit (Nextstep)?
I personally think torx head is great - it's easier to automate assembly, and a flat head screw driver still works if it hasn't been done up too tight.
I tell you what though -- the end user is NOT demanding the evolution. and, can you think of anything better than the Allen head? Square drive was interesting (for about 2 minutes). Talks Bit is pretty good -- better than watching everyone named Phill or Alan jump off bridges. You got to love it when girls of trend quote why adobe is named adobe. - I like too add, yes honey it's all about the abode.
Supply/Demand ... there is a psychological experiment (forgot who or what) where it has been tested what a concumer does when presented with multiple items that achieve the same purpose. eg. Shampoo. It was done without any reading material or any desktop publishing artistry, they were just 6 differently named shampoos. Discounting a preference for bottles branded with more vowels or the letter X in them, it was found that once a 7th bottle was introduce the time to choose a bottle trebled, and in some cases decisions took so long people foregoed the purchase altogether. ie They investigated the products trying too choose and just gave up, and did not buy. From memory I think the experiment was called the Noahs Flood sales pitch. When the market is flooded, and no matter how hard you are a knower of the product, when choice is too large the person just forgoes ever having to listened to the sales pitch in the first place. The ones selling the ark to the populous know this, so the sales pitch is now utilising emotional context for a product (environment/xdollars go too)
What next? The psychologists are out of ideas. Turns out the the children of the hippies aren't so dumb, and these methods of pushing demand for hat pins is not working anymore. ie. Barbie ain't selling. and Ken has turned to crystal meth. The journalism that procures advertising for the product doesn't sell either: It's a green wedge, no-one cares for the flood.
Cars: There is less demand for them today. Electricity: again there NEEDS to be less demand per person for this (if you want more people).
Demand and the endless bowl of fish: and then?
We have seen what happens, we just end up getting fat...then the demand for Barbie goes up.
Demand, humans and safety in numbers: No longer necessary in a connected world. We can all go hermit style.
If a CPU dropped out of the sky and landed in Da Vinci's time. (Some of us are happy to be still using octopus ink and the chess board) and,
the way I see the evolution of the digital realm, is that it HAS TO go in a manner that is our lineage...making it a pointless evolution that only procures power into the hands of the one person. The profit.