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The Proprietary Problem with Innovation and Scale

Jan 03, 2008, 22:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

"Glyn Moody takes Dave Weinberger's Harvard Business Review article on the difficulties singular organizations have with scale and runs with it, arguing:

"It is deeply ironic that once upon a time Linux--and Linus--was taxed with an inability to scale. Today, though, when Linux is running everything from most of the world's supercomputers to the new class of sub-laptops like the Asus EEE PC and increasing numbers of mobile phones, it is Microsoft that finds itself unable to scale its development methodology to handle this range. Indeed, it can't even produce a decent desktop system, as the whole Vista fiasco demonstrates..."

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