Date archives "April 2006"

P2P and the digital divide, a reply to Steve Ediger

This is a reply to Steve’s informative posting about the increasing digital divide. Michel Bauwens: Dear Steve: Â Thanks for this interesting contribution, which points to a major paradox in our times. That as the technical means for distribution of intellect, computers as means of production, and finances are lowering the access thresholds; our social… Continue reading

Purpose-driven media, quarternary economics, asymmetric competition

This entry is inspired by a presentation in Standblog on purpose-driven software projects, which in turn refers to Tim O’Reilly’s take on purpose-driven media, and the notion of asymmetric competition from Frank Hecker. The latter is a very interesting description of the nature of competition between a for-profit player Microsoft and a purpose-driven player, the… Continue reading