October 11, 2007
News & Opinion: The New Red Pen
Linux-related hardware and services produce billions of dollars of revenue annually, and now IBM, Motorola, Nokia, Philips, Sony, and dozens of other companies are dedicating serious resources to its development.That's one example out of many in a book that argues Web 2.0 does add real value to the economy. They also believe open source networks may allow more companies to enter the economy, adding value and innovation when they do.
Open source application vendors could be the force that brings affordable enterprise solutions to the masses of business that could never afford an Oracle database or an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system from SAP. And who knows, they just might empower a whole new revolution in business productivity, and perhaps even kick-start a renaissance for the small and medium sized business.The amount of ground covered in this book is staggering. I'd highly recommend it to anyone interested in the intricacies of the conversation about Web 2.0. It gives some hope that mixed in with all the inane content and noise of what some call "the new industrial revolution" is something of real value for all of us.
About Dylan Schleicher
Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.