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Hail the maintainers: innovation is overvalued maintenance often matters more

21 mins | May 28, 2017

Capitalism excels at innovation but is failing at maintenance, but which matters more? "The trajectory of 'innovation' from core, valued practice to slogan of dystopian societies, is not entirely surprising, at a certain level. There is a formulaic feel: a term gains popularity because it resonates with the zeitgeist, reaches buzzword status, then suffers from overexposure and cooptation." Andrew Russell explores for Aeon magazine.

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From Aeon magazine