Software's Creative Destruction

During 1989, a computer scientist wrote a memo in which he explained how information could be shared through a computer network. Two years later we had the first web pages and by 1998, one quarter of …

A Big Problem for Libraries

Several weeks ago, I had the huge pleasure of attending the final hour of the marathon reading of Moby Dick at the Nantucket Public Library. The stacks that surrounded me were filled with books and al…

Creative Destruction: Solar Wars

Can we compare the original AT&T and the electric power industry? Until 1982, AT&T had a phone system monopoly. Not even imagined, cell phones did not exist. Instead almost everyone received p…

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