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Monday, August 08, 2005

BobF at 11:57 PM [url]:

The Versus Series

I just posted some essays on Frankston.com. I call it the “Versus Series”. I write various examples of business models that pit companies against their customers. I use my recent experiences with Verizon and Comcast as examples with the FCC maintaining. Microsoft is on a similar path as it tries to assure that Tellywood’s content travels only authorized paths to authorized devices.

All this show either a lack of appreciation of the Internet’s End-to-End principal or fear of it. At issue is an inexorable marketplace process in which technology plays a facilitating role. Companies that choose to fight the process will only find the transition more difficult as they limit our opportunity to innovate at the edge and to solve our own problems.

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