Peak Coffee: Has something else in our world peaked?
OK…so I started noticing a pattern. But it took several decades for me to see it form.
First there was the tape cassette:
Then there was the floppy disk:
Then there was the memory stick (which are also found in a plethora of shapes and sizes:
Are you detecting a pattern? It seems than when a technology becomes so common, so pervasive in our society and when companies have squeezed as much juice out of a product as they can, they always seem to be able to squeeze profits out of it one last time by… offering it in a variety of colors. This tells us the tech has peaked. And it is probably ready to be replaced by something else.
And so that gets us to Peak Coffee. I was at the store the other day and this is what I saw:
So, what does this mean?
I don’t think it means that drinking coffee is dead. What I think this means is that there is another new sophisticated coffee tech that is coming in the near future.
What will it be like? Not a clue.
Or, I could be wrong and there is NO NEW coffee tech coming.
Who knows? Maybe the old steel percolator is going to make a comeback.
And then.... the news comes out. iPhone has cutting edge phones sporting the newest and best innovation of all time....
When I heard about the Apple iPhone now available in a wide assortment of colors, it looked to me that the iPhone has been stretched as far as it will go.
We can only hope for new groundbreaking innovation.