“…disruptive technologies don’t start out better than established technologies, as would seem intuitive, they start out worse. But for all their faults in comparison with entrenched, established competitors, there’s something radically different that opens whole new opportunities, and makes them disruptive.”

— para-meta-quoted from Not Real Programming

I’m aware the d-word is taboo, but I can’t help but think this perfectly describes and , as well as the reactions many people have to them.