Chaos theory

by | Friday, March 21, 2008

PCWorld article on the The 10 Most Disruptive Technology Combinations. As the article says, “Often, even great new technology needs a partner to really change the world. Here are 10 marriages of technologies that have shaken the digital world over the last 25 years.”

Topics related to this post: Design | Evolution | Technology

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