MiddleSpace (ThoughtStorms)

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RossMayfield on where BottomUp meets TopDown. Ways bottom-up community efforts are being co-opted or working in partnerships with the official top-down institutional hierarchies.

Examples :

I just thought of a great example of MiddleSpace. The web. The web isn't (yet) entirely bottom up. We don't all serve our sites from our desktop computers. We hire space on more centralized, better connected servers. OTOH it's not entirely centralized or owned by any single authority or server. Even the DNS is distributed.

(Although local hubs like FaceBook have made a good attempt at creating huge centres)

JohnRobb finds an example from DesktopManufacturing :

Some (WarpLink) compares and contrasts :

** makes you think of MiddleEarth