Here’s why the news papers didn’t think of the “News Timeline” and Google did

I came upon an interesting article in the Guardian about Google’s News Timeline.

The article questioned why Google came up with such a great news innovation whereas the News industry companies have failed to innovate.

The article does not give an answer leaving the question in the air.

However I think someone has answered that question and answered it long ago.

Thomas Kuhn
His book, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Kuhn proposed that an outsider to an industry would see things in a different way, “outside of the box” (as the cliche goes).
The insiders of an industry are to in-grained in a certain line of reasoning/thinking and cannot (or do not want to) see how things could be different.
In general it seems to me that often people do not like and fear change.