"Most things from the industrial age were dead-end products. Dead-end products are those that arrive to the end purchaser in their final format. A price is paid and the benefit of the product is that it can be used as it is. Sure, we may be able to re-sell it, or even use it for an extended period of time, but it’s designed in a way that its primary purpose is to finish its lifecycle at that point.
But more than that, dead-end products are not intended to be reinterpreted, mashed up and released back into the market with our input. The time-saving devices of the industrialised world fit very much into this space. Time is saved because someone else did the hard work to prepare something for you. If you think about life preinternet, it was filled with dead-end products — packaged goods, fridges, cars, washing machines, sneakers, ducted heating, instant coffee, glossy magazines, sitcom television programs — all sit-backand- receive scenarios.
The world we live in now is about handing the brand back over to its rightful owners: the audience. Companies believe they own their brands, but in reality they don’t. A brand depends on those who purchase it for sustenance. If we stop feeding a brand, then the brand dies.
people are telling us is that they want to help create the things they use. There is a clear shift towards people preferring products that are not finished. They want products where they get involved in the making process. [Moi ici: Isto é Mongo, o reino da individualidade, da co-criação, da interacção] Everything from slow food to high-end technology is transitioning to the malleable marketplace."
quarta-feira, dezembro 21, 2016
Uma novela sobre Mongo (parte V)
Parte I, parte II, parte III e parte IV.