Don't Buy the Hype

Spent some time today learning about the hype curve that is published by the Gartner Group. Not sure that I totally get it, but I certainly don't want to hitch my horse to the wrong things when I'm on the long arm of implementing trends. The hard part about being one of the first implementer of things is the possibility of failure, but one of the awesome things about being an early implementer is failure. These charts were a great reminder that learning never stops, just when I think that I have everything rolling, the landscape shifts. Afraid to failure can't be a part of students' thinking, ever... We'll be there to catch you.

Realized the images are awful, click on them for the clear ones.