War for the Web – thus speaks Tim O’Reilly
A very provocative article by Tim O’Reilly posted this past week titled The War for the Web.
The gist of his post is that the open web platform of “small pieces loosely joined”, where no one company or organization has a monopoly on a critial aspect of the Web O/S – in the way Microsoft had with Windows – may be in jeopardy. It’s a great read!
Here’s a couple of other insightful posts that O’Reilly references in his post that may be of interest:
- Google Redefines Disruption: The “Less Than Free” Business Model
- Rupert Murdoch to block Google = Smart = Twitter has changed it all
– Bill Gurley, October 29 2009
– Mark Cuban, November 9 2009