Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Jon Udell: The architecture of intermediation

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The architecture of intermediation

When Steve Mallett recently cloned del.icio.us to create de.lirio.us, the predictable controversy ensued. Here's a capsule summary:

Good! del.icio.us is closed-source, the world needs an open-source social bookmarking service.

Bad! Geez, what a lame ripoff!

Rather than taking sides in this debate -- which I can't do, because I sympathize with both positions while endorsing neither -- I'd like to try to broaden its scope."

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