oPhone

Doc Searls wants an oPhone: "Backlash by the customersphere, the journalsphere and the developersphere to news that the iPhone is closed is a huge gift to the iPhone's many new competitors. The market points to a clear and wide opening both for product differentiation and for giving customers what they…

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Lessig on Muni Broadband

Lessig's last (and mis-titled) regular column in Wired has a good start, but stops just short of the right conclusion. What's required right now is not legal restraint of the incumbent network providers (although some of that may be in order), its the legal protection of the muni and other…

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Hey, I've Got an Idea -- What if the Senate Meets in Secret?

"Somewhere, someone got the exact wrong message." The Sunlight Foundation has it right. We have got to push for more transparency in government, not less. Why don't we know where all of these ridiculous add-ons to bills come from? Who's saying what to whom? If you push for one thing…

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Good quote

Rod Johnson, founder of Spring and CEO of Interface 21, helped out on a panel at BEA’s analyst conference last week in San Francisco. He said something that really resonated and stuck with me: “The difference between good software and bad software is bigger and more important…

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