A decade earlier, O’Reilly had redefined “freedom” as the freedom of developers to do as they wished; now it was all about recasting “openness” in government in purely economic and innovation-friendly terms while downplaying its political connotations.
The Internet is a big fan of the worst-possible-thing. Many people thought Twitter was the worst possible way for people to communicate … One recipe for Internet success seems to be this: Start at the bottom, at the most awful, ridiculous, essential idea, and own it.
This is the big thing that the app kids seem to be forgetting these days. Everything that’s “won evolution” on the network has started from the bottom. The Internet is a fan of Antifragile.
Gosh - the world changes so fast these days