As you probably be know by now I’m a very strong open web advocate. I also believe strongly that software is eating the world and that old organisations and artificial barriers are being violently disrupted by the web and its very nature of global network.
Winner takes all
I can’t ignore that in many areas of the web, a winner takes all pattern emerges and the largest player eventially takes all other players out of the market: it’s true for search, for the social graph, for retail, for classified, for VOIP… and will probably also be true for cabs, for home-sharing… etc.
There is no doubt, that, even though these companies may take ugly shortcuts, their product and service eventually provide a better answer to their customers than their competitors.
As such, they should win. There is no valid reason to prevent people from using a given service.
I’m always puzzled when I hear
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