The rise of the Amateur Professional

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


This video is very insightful. It talks about consumers who are innovators. It pits traditional professional innovation models against the newer community based innovation models. It talks about WHY big corporations dislike community driven 'projects' and where the direction will be for future innovations.

I'm a very firm supporter of Open Source, largely because I dislike the idea of not fully having control over something that should, rightfully, belong to me. This video (talk) is very important for everyone, as users and consumers, to understand the importance of the Open Source community, and to be fully aware of what it's about. I don't see anything wrong with huge corporations like Microsoft, as long as they don't turn into another RIAA.

Unfortunately, that's a debate for another time.

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Posted by Gerald at 5/15/2007 12:16:00 AM