David Kirkpatrick in Fortune:
What do these things have in common: the TV show American Idol, Howard Dean’s presidential campaign, eBay, and the open-source Linux operating system? They’re all manifestations of a key trend of our time: the shift in power away from centralized institutions and toward the individual ÷ from the center to the edge.
“I agree. But it’s also from the few to the many, from supply to demand, from controlled to networked. And on the far side of each “to,” autonomy. The ability to initiate, to form and join associations, to do for themselves. To have and make up their own minds.”
“Choice. This is about choice.” —