Commoditization: a double-edged sword

Steve Gillmor interviews Sun's Jonathan Schwartz on the subject of whether IT is becoming a commodity. Schwartz's views bandwidth as the only technology component that qualifies as a commodity.

Steve Gillmor interviews Sun's Jonathan Schwartz on the subject of whether IT is becoming a commodity. Schwartz's views bandwidth as the only technology component that qualifies as a commodity. In a previous posting, Ross Mayfield and Schwartz discuss the notion of commodity, and I offered my own assessment of this ongoing debate, which is mostly an academic exercise that isn't going to change the economics for IT buyers or the business practices of IT vendors...