Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Innovation is sometimes defined as “the introduction of something new and useful”. A very simple example of such innovation is http://tinyurl.com. It changes long URLs into short ones. How often have you received en email with a URL (often to a dynamically generated webpage from a database) of several lines that your mail client has broken into parts that you need to copy and paste manually into your browser? Too often? Tinyurl solves this problem completely by turning your long URL (before sending it by email) into a short one. It works, it is simple, and free. That is innovation!