Why Hollywood and 'The Hobbit' Are Chasing the Q Curve

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Ben Kunz of Businessweek lays out his theories about the Quality Curve, where high-quality consumer technology has made it difficult for professionals, such as filmmaker Peter Jackson, to outpace expectations. He writes, "Consumer technology has gotten so good that the professionals we once paid to produce something startling now have difficulty staying ahead. I call this phenomenon the Quality Curve, where the rising quality of what you can produce with the iPhone or Samsung in your hand, if drawn as an upward line, now often surpasses the quality of professional producers. If the excellence of what you or I create rivals that of pros, our demand for their wizardry starts to slip."

Read his full piece here.

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