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Dave Winer:

The thing that makes Facebook great is that it incubated in the market with real users. It was made by real users. It was formed by actual use. One day at a time, one feature at a time, in public, every home run visible, and every mis-step.

Products like the one Google just announced are hatched at off-sites at resorts near Monterey or in the Sierra, and were designed to meet the needs of the corporation that created it. A huge scared angry corporation.

John Battelle:

(e Dave rincara la dose qui)

A Kansas City il futuro è adesso

Mentre io provo a sognare il futuro, Google prova a fabbricarlo adesso: Kansas City è stata scelta come città pilota per il progetto Google Fiber for Communities, la rete in fibra a 1Gbps. Il servizio parte adesso e verrà offerto al pubblico dal primo trimestre 2012, a prezzi competitivi con gli attuali servizi internet.

Nel frattempo, da noi, si finanzia il decoder.

Update: a Londra, dove hanno separato i cavi dai servizi, i prezzi broadband scendono.