History FollowTheLeader / Other

10th May '18 7:53:37 PM dmcreif
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* The iPhone can be considered the first smartphone, and the one from which inspired most other smartphones. However, in recent years, Apple's actually fallen behind the times of its competitors. It wasn't until 2016's iPhone 7 that they delivered an iPhone with [=IP67=] dust/water resistance certification, and it wasn't until 2017's iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X, that iPhones began to have wireless charging. Water resistance and wireless charging are things that Samsung has been doing for years. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R59TevgzN3k Lampshaded in one Galaxy S8 / Note 8 ad]].

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* The iPhone can be considered the first smartphone, and the one from which inspired most other smartphones. However, in recent years, Apple's actually fallen behind the times of its competitors. It wasn't until 2016's iPhone 7 that they delivered an iPhone with [=IP67=] dust/water resistance certification, and it wasn't until 2017's iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X, that iPhones began to have wireless charging. Water resistance and wireless charging are things that Samsung has had been doing for years.since the Galaxy S5 in 2014. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R59TevgzN3k Lampshaded in one Galaxy S8 / Note 8 ad]].ad]].
* Following the release of the iPhone X, a lot of smartphone manufacturers have turned to creating phones that imitate the notch that is the signature of the iPhone X.
20th Apr '18 4:58:54 PM fruitstripegum
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* For a brief period of time in the Nineties, the mascot for Alpha-Bits cereal was the Alpha-Bits wizard, an obvious attempt by Post to cash in on the success of Lucky Charms' Lucky the Leprechaun. Like Lucky, the wizard never managed to protect his cereal from the children despite having magical powers. Even the motto ("They're A-B-C-Delicious") was similar to Lucky Charms' "They're Magically Delicious".
16th Mar '18 6:43:21 PM GarrulousTiger
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** The influence extended into the music world, with the hit song "32 Flavors" by Music/AniDiFranco (a Top 40 hit for Alana Davis).
16th Mar '18 6:41:27 PM GarrulousTiger
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** While Top 40 paved the way for format radio as we now know it, the trope also applies with various programming concepts over the years that did not find lasting success, notably [[Disco]], which grew rapidly after all-disco WKTU went to number one in the New York City market in 1978 (unseating WABC), and then faded just as quickly less than a year later as [[DeaderThanDisco disco crashed and burned]].

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** While Top 40 paved the way for format radio as we now know it, the trope also applies with various programming concepts over the years that did not find lasting success, notably [[Disco]], {{Disco}}, which grew rapidly after all-disco WKTU went to number one in the New York City market in 1978 (unseating WABC), and then faded just as quickly less than a year later as [[DeaderThanDisco disco crashed and burned]].
16th Mar '18 6:40:54 PM GarrulousTiger
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** Early on, stations like KLIF in Dallas, Texas (though it was likely not the first Top 40 station) were looked upon as inspirations, with programmers and owners like Todd Storz, Rick Sklar (WABC, New York), and KLIF's Gordon McLendon hailed as geniuses.

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** Early on, stations like KLIF in Dallas, Texas (though it was likely not the first Top 40 station) were looked upon as inspirations, with programmers and owners like Todd Storz, Rick Sklar (WABC, (who helmed WABC, New York), Mike Joseph, and KLIF's Gordon McLendon [=McLendon=] hailed as geniuses.



** While Top 40 paved the way for format radio as we now know it, the trope also applies with various programming concepts over the years that did not find lasting success, notably [[Music/DiscoMusic disco]], which grew rapidly after all-disco WKTU went to number one in the New York City market in 1978 (unseating WABC), and then faded just as quickly less than a year later as disco crashed and burned.

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** While Top 40 paved the way for format radio as we now know it, the trope also applies with various programming concepts over the years that did not find lasting success, notably [[Music/DiscoMusic disco]], [[Disco]], which grew rapidly after all-disco WKTU went to number one in the New York City market in 1978 (unseating WABC), and then faded just as quickly less than a year later as [[DeaderThanDisco disco crashed and burned.burned]].
16th Mar '18 6:38:35 PM GarrulousTiger
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* Many, many times over the years has this happened in the radio broadcasting industry with regard to new programming concepts or formats. Sometimes the effect is wide-ranging and changes the state of the industry forever, as with the explosive growth of the Top 40 radio format in the 1950s.
** Early on, stations like KLIF in Dallas, Texas (though it was likely not the first Top 40 station) were looked upon as inspirations, with programmers and owners like Todd Storz, Rick Sklar (WABC, New York), and KLIF's Gordon McLendon hailed as geniuses.
** Later on in the mid-1960s, Bill Drake's KHJ in Los Angeles became a trendsetter by pioneering a format of more music and less talk which has been a blueprint for radio programming ever since, and stations that copied KHJ's approach, including KFRC in San Francisco and CKLW in Windsor, Ontario, were themselves highly imitated in their own areas.
** While Top 40 paved the way for format radio as we now know it, the trope also applies with various programming concepts over the years that did not find lasting success, notably [[Music/DiscoMusic disco]], which grew rapidly after all-disco WKTU went to number one in the New York City market in 1978 (unseating WABC), and then faded just as quickly less than a year later as disco crashed and burned.
20th Jan '18 3:50:08 PM costanton11
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* The reason why the chevron is prevalent in space agency insignias is due to [[UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} one little agency]] winning the UsefulNotes/SpaceRace.

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* The reason why the chevron is prevalent in space agency insignias is due to [[UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} one little agency]] winning the UsefulNotes/SpaceRace.UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace.
19th Jan '18 4:49:07 PM dmcreif
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* When KFC pioneered fast-food chicken in TheSixties, many other chains began pursuing fried chicken as well. Many burger chains such as Hardee's and Red Barn began selling it, and flash-in-the-pan chains such as Minnie Pearl's Fried Chicken sprang to life. Perhaps the most notable competitor to spring out of the fried chicken boom is Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, which is still the second largest chicken chain after KFC.

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* When KFC UsefulNotes/KentuckyFriedChicken pioneered fast-food chicken in TheSixties, many other chains began pursuing fried chicken as well. Many burger chains such as Hardee's and Red Barn began selling it, and flash-in-the-pan chains such as Minnie Pearl's Fried Chicken sprang to life. Perhaps the most notable competitor to spring out of the fried chicken boom is Popeyes Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen, which is still the second largest chicken chain after KFC.




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* The iPhone can be considered the first smartphone, and the one from which inspired most other smartphones. However, in recent years, Apple's actually fallen behind the times of its competitors. It wasn't until 2016's iPhone 7 that they delivered an iPhone with [=IP67=] dust/water resistance certification, and it wasn't until 2017's iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X, that iPhones began to have wireless charging. Water resistance and wireless charging are things that Samsung has been doing for years. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R59TevgzN3k Lampshaded in one Galaxy S8 / Note 8 ad]].
15th Dec '17 1:07:01 PM Anddrix
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** Thierry Mugler's ''Angel'' is a shriekingly loud LoveItOrHateIt combination of Chocolate/Caramel, white flowers and patchouli. Due to its surprisingly raving success it inspired hundreds of knock-offs by brands in all price ranges.

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** Thierry Mugler's ''Angel'' is a shriekingly loud LoveItOrHateIt divisive combination of Chocolate/Caramel, white flowers and patchouli. Due to its surprisingly raving success it inspired hundreds of knock-offs by brands in all price ranges.
29th Sep '17 12:04:47 AM JackTheHammer
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* In 1982, the handgun industry was changed forever when Gaston Glock created the Glock 17. While it took a while for the shooting public to move away from the standard of metal-framed, hammer-fired handguns, the Glock series pistols eventually became the most widely used personal sidearm for civilians, law enforcement, and many militaries around the world. Competition for the Glock was slow to materialize; in the 1990s, Smith & Wesson had its Sigma series and Ruger had the P series pistols to compete, but both of them eventually faded out. In the 2000s, the Springfield XD series and the Smith & Wesson M&P series were the chief competitors (along with the Sigma's successor, the SW VE and later the SD VE lineup, which are essentially economy versions of the M&P). But it wasn't until [[TheNewTens the late 2010s]] when the rest of the gun industry finally entered the market for polymer-framed striker-fired handguns. SHOT Show 2017 featured many, ''many'' major manufacturers rolling out their versions of black polymer guns, all aiming to dethrone Glock's dominant position in the industry. These include the CZ P10 C, the Beretta APX, the Remington [=RP9=], the Ruger American, the Fabrique Nationale [=FNS9=], the Walther PPQ, the H&K VP series, and [[UpToEleven more]].

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* In 1982, the handgun industry was changed forever when Gaston Glock created the Glock 17. While it took a while for the shooting public to move away from the standard of metal-framed, hammer-fired handguns, the Glock series pistols eventually became the most widely used personal sidearm for civilians, law enforcement, and many militaries around the world. Competition for the Glock was slow to materialize; in the 1990s, Smith & Wesson had its Sigma series and Ruger had series, but the P series pistols to compete, but both of them eventually faded out. Sigma got killed by a lawsuit filed by Glock because it was ''too'' similar. In the 2000s, the Springfield XD series series, the Ruger SR series, and the Smith & Wesson M&P series were the chief competitors (along with the Sigma's successor, the SW VE and later the SD VE lineup, which are essentially economy versions of the M&P). But it wasn't until [[TheNewTens the late 2010s]] when the rest of the gun industry finally entered the market for polymer-framed striker-fired handguns. SHOT Show 2017 featured many, ''many'' major manufacturers rolling out their versions of black polymer guns, all aiming to dethrone Glock's dominant position in the industry. These include the CZ P10 C, the Beretta APX, the Remington [=RP9=], the Ruger American, the Fabrique Nationale [=FNS9=], FNS, the Walther PPQ, the H&K VP series, and [[UpToEleven more]].
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