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Beyond the Hype Cycle — Let’s Talk Extinction Timeline

by Nick Gall  |  November 25, 2008  |  2 Comments

While it’s great to talk about the "Peak of Inflated Expectations" and the Plateau of Productivity" what everyone wants to know is "When will this become extinct?" Unfortunately, Gartner’s Hype Cycle does not predict extinctions.

But not to worry, now there’s the Extinction Timeline:

Extinction Timeline: what will disappear from our lives before 2050

I think we should enter negotiations with the author, Ross Dawson, for adding extinction analysis to hype cycles immediately!

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Nicholas Gall
VP Distinguished Analyst
14 years at Gartner
35 years IT industry

Nick Gall is a vice president in Gartner Research. As a founding member of Gartner’s Enterprise Planning and Architecture Strategies, Mr. Gall advises clients on enterprise strategies for interoperability, innovation and execution. Mr. Gall is a leading authority on middleware… Read Full Bio


Thoughts on Beyond the Hype Cycle — Let’s Talk Extinction Timeline


  1. Loraine Lawson says:

    I’m sad to see Cher and Google will outlive childhood.

  2. Ross Dawson says:

    Yes, I always thought that was missing from the hype cycle! 🙂 What is born dies…



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