Tuesday December 10, 2019

Editor's Letter: Break free of bubble thinking

I've never been fond of the word ''bubble, not because of what it means but because of how it tends to affect a discussion.

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
6th April, 2014
Facebook's purchase of Oculus VR is either insane, genius or a betrayal of investors.

I've never been fond of the word ''bubble, not because of what it means but because of how it tends to affect a discussion. It's a conversation-ender and gets thrown about lazily to the point of it almost losing meaning.

We've had plenty of opportunities to throw it around lately, with Facebook et al gobbling up every tech start-up that sounds cool. WhatsApp, Nest, Oculus VR and the far less cool-looking but rather useful Viber...

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