Planning for Web Services: Obstacles and Opportunities
by Clay Shirky
2001 P2P Networking Overview
by Kelly Truelove
, Clay Shirky
, Lucas Gonze
, Rael Dornfest
OUT OF PRINT
by Nelson Minar
, Marc Hedlund
, Clay Shirky
, Tim O'Reilly
, Dan Bricklin
, David Anderson
, Jeremie Miller
, Adam Langley
, Gene Kan
, Alan Brown
, Marc Waldman
, Lorrie Faith Cranor
, Aviel Rubin
, Roger Dingledine
, Michael Freedman
, David Molnar
, Rael Dornfest
, Dan Brickley
, Theodore Hong
, Richard Lethin
, Jon Udell
, Nimisha Asthagiri
, Walter Tuvell
, Brandon Wiley
LazyWeb and RSS: Given Enough Eyeballs, Are Features Shallow Too?
Publish Date: Jan. 7, 2003
Clay Shirky muses on LazyWeb, the idea that "If you wait long enough, someone will write/build/design
what you were thinking about." Clay says it is coming to mean "I describe a
feature I think should exist in hopes that someone else will code it." Find out why Clay thinks LazyWeb works, how RSS can advance the concept, and how to use it as a way to spread new ideas.
In-Room Chat as a Social Tool
Publish Date: Dec. 26, 2002
This fall, I hosted a two-day brainstorming session for 30 or so people on the subject of social software. In addition to the usual "sit around a big table and talk to each other" format, we set up an in-room chat channel accessible over the WiFi network which created a two-channel experience -- a live conversation in the room, and an overlapping real-time text conversation.
In Defense of Cities
Publish Date: Sep. 25, 2001
Terrorists attacked our centers of finance and governement. Are we too centralized for comfort? Should we take a page from the Net and decentralize our populations? On the contrary, Clay Shirky argues, great cities are the emblems of a decentralized society.
Java is Essential to the Software Ecosystem
Publish Date: Jul. 19, 2001
Reports that Microsoft won't include Java Virtual Machine code with Windows XP are a blow to developers and users who rely on Java. Clay Shirky and O'Reilly & Associates call on PC manufacturers to install the most recent version of the JVM on their Windows machines. Read why, and add your name to our appeal.
Hailstorm: Open Web Services Controlled by Microsoft
Publish Date: May. 30, 2001
To an astonishing degree, Microsoft's Hailstorm relies on open standards like SOAP, Kerberos, and XML. But with typical audacity, MS also plans to centralize control of the system at critical junctures.
Publish Date: Apr. 5, 2001
The P2P backlash has begun. Two articles published the same day cast doubt on P2P's viability as an industry, a technology, even a good idea. P2P is a sloppy idea, admits Clay Shirky, but a big one, and a very good one. Buzzphrase or not, something is happening here and we call it P2P.
Interoperability, Not Standards
Publish Date: Mar. 15, 2001
"Whatever else you think about, think about interoperability. Don't
think about standards yet." Nothing Clay Shirky said at the O'Reilly P2P conference has netted him more flak than that statement. Read what he really meant.
P2P Smuggled In Under Cover of Darkness
Publish Date: Feb. 14, 2001
2001 is the year peer-to-peer will make its real appearance in the
enterprise, but most of it isn't going to come in the front door. It will be smuggled in, just like PCs were 20 years ago.
The Parable of Umbrellas and Taxicabs
Publish Date: Jan. 18, 2001
When it rains, why is it easy to buy an umbrella, but next to impossible to hail a cab? As with P2P, some resources can be easily deployed to meet increased demand and some cannot.
Peers not Pareto
Publish Date: Dec. 15, 2000
Is P2P Pareto Optimal -- where you can't improve someone's lot without hurting someone else? No, says Clay Shirky, and that's why freeriding is a non-issue.
In Praise of Freeloaders
Publish Date: Dec. 1, 2000
Systems like MojoNation promise to fix
the "problem" of freeloading. Trouble is, there's no trouble. P2P is not a Tragedy of the Digital Commons, it's a Cornucopia.
What Is P2P ... And What Isn't
Publish Date: Nov. 24, 2000
P2P is not about computers acting as peers, writes Clay Shirky. It's about peers operating on the edge of the Internet, a place where IP addresses are transitory and connectivity is intermittent.
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