Piracy is Progressive Taxation
says Tim O'Reilly. Of the 7 lessons in this article, "Free is eventually replaced by a higher-quality paid service"
is probably the best model of how things will progress.
The emerging internet operating system.
Tim O'Reilly has seen the future. "It's just not evenly distributed yet."
Alpha Geeks know things we'll all be learning soon: the Internet is an operating system. And they're busy building applications for it. Bonus:the article is heavily annotated for further reading!
Yes, he's talking to Apple developers, and applauds OS X, but this is not an Apple post. If you prefer, he makes the same points and applauds Sun in a speech to their developers.
has written, among other things, a book
on Frank Herbert
which is freely available on the web.
O'Reilly investment in Pyra disclosed
by Dave Winer on the FoRK mailing list. Was this a secret?