Horace Dediu with a thoughtful piece on the Innovator’s curse. He retells the parable of the Golden Goose:
A cottager and his wife had a Goose that laid a golden egg every day. They supposed that the Goose must contain a great lump of gold in its inside, and in order to get the gold they killed it. Having done so, they found to their surprise that the Goose differed in no respect from their other geese.