I have been wondering what to write about this: tim.oreilly.com — Various Things I’ve Written: Tim’s Archive. It is an interesting view of where the world of software and related services is going.
I certainly don’t agree with everything, but certainly interesting beyond the promotion of his own books. In particular I think it does not address a number of issues relating to services that get bound together in a flexible way. One of the key problems with this is you risk building a large package on services you have no control over, no agreement with and no access to the basis on which they are built. So while I agree with much of what Tim says I think that the Internet Operating syustem he talks about is going to look more like what Sean McGrath is doing with Reach in Ireland than what Amazon are doing.