QoTD: Shigeru Miyamoto

“So, it’s important for us to acknowledge that we’re prone to be conservative, and in turn surround ourselves with individuals who will help break down our conservatism.” — Shigeru Miyamoto, on designing the Wii controllers

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2 Responses to QoTD: Shigeru Miyamoto

  1. Nathan DBB says:

    Some people want to move forward, with the best ideas and the best people. I would say that is rare.

    Unfortunately, most groups and companies are not like that. A company usually has an old guard with money and the people who are the best at complimenting their dull and customer-squeezing ideas.

    They don’t have new ideas beyond decoration and packaging for old ideas. When they come out with a new version, it is usually b/c the old version was broken (like windows and security). Or the new version is released to charge users more for less (like DVDs and region coding).

    Long-term copyrights and patents just reinforce the Laurel-sitting, and customer-screwing strategy. Companies should be forced to make new contributions to their fields if they want government protection for their work.

  2. all IT revolutions have an associated UI change. is this one of them?

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