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Janos Haits

Koios.org/ - 0 views

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    The free, open collaborative platform for complex problem solving. The system is intended for anyone curious and interested in solving wicked problems or investigating complicated unanswered questions.
Graham Perrin

Mobile Opportunity: A quick history of software platforms: How we got here, and where ... - 1 views

  • where we're going
  • software with APIs that third party developers can write apps on top of
  • grow a tech business more quickly if you get third party developers
  • ...38 more annotations...
  • lessons about where the industry might go
  • Fair warning: this is a long post.
  • In 1969, the Justice Department, ADR, and several others filed antitrust suits
  • IBM agreed to stop bundling free software
  • disaggregation is a natural outcome
  • multiple companies can move faster
  • Although the metaplatform isn't necessarily elegant
  • The OS is dissolving into a soup of resources distributed across both the network and the local device, with the application in the middle calling on both
  • The most effective mobile application are
  • hybrids of local and network resources
  • gradual evolution of a super-OS that includes both the network and the device
  • we don't have a name for this new thing
  • trouble talking about it
  • I'm calling it the "metaplatform"
  • backlog of potential creativity
  • what it lacks in beauty it more than makes up for in rate of change and versatility
  • compatibility
  • what happens if that company goes out of business or just decides to stop maintaining the product?
  • If you've incorporated external web services into your site, the site will break if any of those services stops working
  • We don't have any systematic ways to deal with problems like these
  • a business opportunity for the next crop of software entrepreneurs
  • What the metaplatform means
  • Much of the discussion in this post is pretty theoretical
  • practical implications
  • iPhone today gives (in my opinion) the best overall mobile browsing and app discovery experience
  • APIs that will enable other developers to extend
  • implementation is often off-target
  • trying to make their APIs into the business equivalent of an operating system
  • private ecosystem
  • opening the application outward
  • mixed and matched with other functionality in the metaplatform
  • export data isn’t enough... what springs to mind is open source
  • Lots to think about
  • Clayton Christensen
  • technological advances always lead to value chain fragmentation
  • a framework to predict where most profits will be made
  • HTML5
  • changes that are brewing in the mobile industry
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    +1 An excellent article.
Spiral Funk

Text Technologies»Blog Archive » Circlesourcing at Wikipedia - 0 views

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    Wikipedia is full of claims that are sourceable in principle, but aren't actually sourced.Mainstream journalists use information from Wikipedia, even if it is not further sourced. (He has an anecdote to illustrate the point.)Those very articles can be viewed as authoritative for Wikipedia's own sourcing purposes.Thus, unsourced information could, by virtue of having been placed in Wikipedia, grow to be regarded as authoritative by Wikipedia itself.
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