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Tech Industry Confronts A Backlash Against 'Disruptive Innovation'

Silicon Valley is rethinking the implications of technology that disrupts entire industries, while the man who coined the term "disruptive innovation" stands by its basic goodness.

Tech entrepreneurs have long prided themselves on disrupting traditional industries and creating new ones.

Print encyclopedias have been replaced by Wikipedia and Google search.

Newspapers are struggling against online news sites and social media. But new problems have emerged in the wake of this transformation: fake news and the bankruptcy of the traditional news media.

Clay Christensen, a Harvard business professor, coined the term He still says it's ultimately good — even as the tech industry reels from the backlash against it.

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