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What Joy is talking about here isn't just consumers making credit-card purchases over the net, but all the invisible negotiating, ordering, inventory tracking between machines that will go on as part of every company's business.

The least interesting from a media perspective, but raises cool philosophical problems such as how to invent ontologies (to to) model everything.

Update Nov, 2005. What was I getting at here? I don't think I understood DistributedMarkets or the whole Skype / PayPal potential then. Nor the SemanticWeb or GoogleBase. Nevertheless, there was already a definite connection between commerce and good meta-data in my mind. And that seems fundamental.

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