Innovation on the edges - Joichi Ito talks to Edge.org

"Today, what you want is you want to have resilience and agility, and you want to be able to participate in, and interact with the disruptive things. 

Everybody loves the word 'disruptive innovation.' 
Well, how does, and where does disruptive innovation happen? 

It doesn't happen in the big planned R&D labs; it happens on the edges of the network. Most important ideas, especially in the consumer Internet space, but more and more now in other things like hardware and biotech, you're finding it happening around the edges."





JOI ITO is MIT Media Lab Director and a leading thinker and writer on innovation, global technology policy, and the role of the Internet in transforming society in substantial and positive ways. A vocal advocate of emergent democracy, privacy, and Internet freedom, Ito is board chair (and former CEO) of Creative Commons, and sits on the Boards of The New York Times Company, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Knight Foundation, Mozilla Foundation, WITNESS, and Global Voices.