[foaf-protocols] webid group said... something interesting

Henry Story henry.story at bblfish.net
Tue Mar 22 21:46:41 CET 2011

On 22 Mar 2011, at 21:30, Kingsley Idehen wrote:

>  Anyway, their job is to come late to market with a pragmatic solution, on the back of all the poorly constructed geeky solutions :-)

Indeed, large companies have to deal with their legacy. They can't and are not allowed to think long term.  
Risk loving investors will of course want to deal with the riskier business themselves, because that is where they can make bigger gains. Employees of large companies will be lured to smaller companies because that is where the risk is, and so the gains.

Also think how much responsibility Google has with the work it has currently. For large companies like that some simple things become very difficult: because you need to maintain the reliability on which your reputation is built for example. 

And then some things cannot be done by single companies at all. They require a mental transformation by many actors together. You can't build a democracy by being a dictator: it is very difficult to order people to think for themselves. :-)


Social Web Architect

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