When we put the user at the center, and make them the point of integration, the entire system becomes simpler, more robust, more scalable, and more useful.
— Joe Andrieu
via Dave Winer
Dave Winer from It’s time to care about the open web:
…The web snuck up on the tech industry, and before they had a chance to lock the doors. It blossomed into an incredible variety of human expression and commerce. But given enough time, and docility of users, the tech industry is getting close to locking this up too. But there’s hope because finally journalism sees what’s happening.
I agree 100% with what Dave has to say in that post. There’s room for everybody to play on the internet and having an open web is important for so many reasons. By the way, Dave’s podcast on how he got started on the web is an interesting story from the early days.