Innovation is overvalued. Maintenance often matters more

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This one got some well-deserved attention in my filter bubble. Lee Vinsel and Andrew Russell tell the history of the buzzword ‘innovation’ and why it's failing tremendously. 


“What happens after innovation, they argue, is more important. Maintenance and repair, the building of infrastructures, the mundane labour that goes into sustaining functioning and efficient infrastructures, simply has more impact on people’s daily lives than the vast majority of technological innovations.”

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