Cliche of the Week 49 – Game Changer

June 13, 2011 at 6:06 pm 2 comments

Game-changing  events, devices, technology, art and financial instruments have spawned an innovation fatigue epidemic.

Two years ago, the mainstream media was reporting game-changing moments up to 500 times a week.

Now we’re seeing 800 or more of these life-transforming stories.

“Robotics engineers have seized on the Kinect as a game-changing device in every sense.” (The Financial Times, June 7)

“Apple’s latest potentially game-changing product will allow users to get access to music files via the internet from mobile devices such as iPads and iPhones and other computers.” (The West Australian, June 7)

“It is the most significant milestone in mobile payment technology and a potential game changer for retail.” (The Age, June 7)

“Indexing and exchange-trade fund giant Vanguard Group of Valley Forge, Pa is poised to set up shop in Canada, a move that could be a game changer for this country’s overpriced mutual fund industry.” (The National Post Canada, June 6)

“This one was a game changer, though, for a team that had lost six of its previous seven.” (The Baltimore Sun, June 5)

Cliche of the Week appears in The Australian newspaper Mondays.

(Chris Pash’s book, The Last Whale, a true story set in the 1970s, was published by Fremantle Press in 2008)

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sarah toa  |  June 14, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Seems it is no longer okay for the game to remain the same! Stop, I wanna get off.

  • 2. Kate Hannon  |  June 14, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    I just wish the game changers would stop moving the goal posts!


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