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Peer to Peer computing: The Evolution of a Disruptive Technology, by Ramesh Subramanian & Brian D. Goodman

Hype Cycles
Disruptive techonologies are at the heart of change in research and industry. The obvious challenge is to distinguish the hype from reality. Gartner Research's "Hype Cycles" work charts technologies along a life-cycle path, identifying when the technology is just a buzzword through to its late maturation or productivity.

  1. Technology trigger

  2. Positive Hype

  3. Peak of inflated expectations (Don't join in just because it's 'in')

  4. Negative Hype

  5. Trough of disillusionment (Don't miss out just because it's 'out')

  6. Slope of enlightenment

  7. Plateau of productivity

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