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Blog Archive for steve during September 2004

This is a follow up on my previous essay Applying Distributed XML to The Open Source Paradigm Shift. In that essay I write that we must wrestle away the power of a few sites to own all our data by publishing our contributions to the web in distributed XML files like we do with RSS. In this essay I will argue that the tools to do this exist now, and that all factors point toward a future of...
Tim O'Reilly has written and spoken often on what he coins “The Open Source Paradigm Shift”. I've heard Tim give this speech a few times, and read it a few to boot. The one major point that sticks with me is that the software we “use” is no longer just on your desktop/laptop, but the software of the internet that we use everyday a la Google, eBay, Salesforce.com & Amazon...