Monday, 1 January 2007

Power At The Edge Will Force Value At The Centre

The World of Ends by Doc Searles and David Weinberger...

My favorite part:

"When Craig Burton describes the Net's stupid architecture as a hollow sphere comprised entirely of ends3, he's painting a picture that gets at what's most remarkable about the Internet's architecture: Take the value out of the center and you enable an insane flowering of value among the connected end points. Because, of course, when every end is connected, each to each and each to all, the ends aren't endpoints at all."

As the edges become more powerful, does the value go out of the centre? Or is it simply a power shift forcing the centre to provide greater value to the edge?


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