The People's Mesh

by Steve Mallett

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"The people's mesh" struck me like lightning.

Marc "MacroMedia" Canter's talk at reboot as blogged by Cory Doctorow mentions:

"Things need to be small and modular: programmers working nights, little companies. The VCs pushed us to head for IPO, so entire companies were based on one feature. In my world, companies have multiple products.

I'm going to talk about Longhorn and how we can compete with

Open source: Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. With the right standards,
we can equal Longhorn by building a people's mesh."

Not mind blowing, but put into words, "The people's mesh" sounds so powerful. I'm not so sure about the standards thing though.