Competing with the Microsoft ecosystem
In a blog post last week, I argued that the "theme" that unifies Microsoft's disparate product library was the creation of software ecosystems. Anti_Zealot, a regular Talkback participant, posed this question in response: I would like to read your opinion on what it would take for a Linux-based "theme" to settle in the software market, considering its current solid position in the server business as a tool.
The WGIG should embrace English
I printed last week the Report of the Working Group on Internet Governance, and finally got around to reading it. The Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) was set up pursuant to goals set out at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), which I attended in December of 2003 while working at the World Health Organization (WHO).
Here comes the iPod phone
This past May, I suggested that Apple might try to fend off competition from music-playing cellphones by creating an "iPod phone" whose popularity is driven by the strong brand created by their successful iPod product. I figured that dominant players in one market segment have a leg up when that segment converges with others in the future.