The Data is the Platform

Reid Hoffman, of LinkedIn, came up with this tag line in a video I watched where he talked about Web 3.0. While it was a very Web 2.0 view of Web 3.0, that phrase “the data is the platform” really resonated. I actually do think this is the future. The problem we have is the same one Tom Waits complained about in Nighthawks at the Dinner “My veal cutlet come down, tried to beat the shit out of my cup of coffee. Coffee just wasn’t strong enough to defend itself.” I’m afraid at the moment our data isn’t strong enough to defend itself. Seem we need something less than the straight jacket of an application and more than data laid open sitting on the disk.

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