v1.1 of the OBI landing soon!
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Cory Doctorow writes in The Guardian about the dominance of a handful of companies in the tech landscape:
The capital requirements for starting a competitor to the internet giants, from Facebook to Google to Apple, are so intense that they effectively only compete with each other. I dearly love the privacy-oriented search engine DuckDuckGo, but the only really big competitor to Google’s search product is Microsoft’s Bing: not a spunky startup, but a blue-chip company that was until recently the most profitable in the history of the world.
They've got a de facto monopoly on the digital world we all inhabit:
The internet companies bargain hard to ensure that the new rules will not destroy their business, and the regulators and spies meet them there – it’s inconceivable that a regulator would tell Google that it must change its search business so fundamentally that it had to go out of business altogether.
Too big to fail? Where have we heard that before?
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The key finding is in the graph below:
The graph is perhaps best summed up by this quotation from Dweck:
"When you have a limited theory of willpower, you're constantly on alert, constantly monitoring yourself. 'Am I tired? Am I hungry? Do I need a break? How am I feeling?' And at the first sign that something is flagging, you think, I need a rest or a boost."
I'm guessing the same would be true for coffee...
Chad Sansing's post attempting to answer a question he set himself: "So how can I better unpack and frame what I know to help people new to the community, new to the Web, or new to writing the Web?"
Tim Riches speaking to the City & Guilds UK Product & Services team.