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Newspapers not Cars – thank you mr phipps

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I realized with a start when reading a really interesting blog by Simon Phipps on Sun’s approach to open source that someone has put forward an entirely new way of thinking about technology packaging and commoditization. A way that doesn’t involve automotive industry analogies.

I am always interested in narratives that help us understand the world, and WebMink does that with his newspaper analogy for technology packaging and delivery. What does subscription really mean? Vendors are all component packagers today, whether they realise it or not, admit it to themselves or not.

It’s nice to know there’s life and thinking outside Detroit… and Sun has always been great at generating interesting editorial…

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