Technologies -- from smartphones to cloud to video to the internet -- usually arrive in pairs: a "strong" form and a "weak" form. Strong technologies adapt the world to
themselves, building from first principles; weak technologies, on the other hand, adapt to the world
as it currently exists. Yet strong technologies are the ones that define new eras, and progress... Speaking of: As open source has grown in importance, who will control the software that powers the next generation of the internet?
- read this post on strong and weak technologies
- read this article on how blockchains and cryptocurrencies can do for cloud-based services what open source did for software