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Three lessons for the industrial Internet

Simplicity, generativity and robustness shaped the Internet. Tim O'Reilly explains how they can also define the industrial Internet.

The map of the industrial Internet is still being drawn, which means the decisions we’re making about it now will determine the extent to which it shapes our world. With that as a backdrop, Tim O’Reilly (@timoreilly) used his presentation at the recent Minds + Machines event to urge the industrial Internet’s architects to apply…
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The iPad isn't a computer, it's a distribution channel

The iPad isn't a computer, it's a distribution channel

The iPhone was a relatively open phone and we accepted it, but the iPad is a relatively closed computer designed to be a controlled distribution channel, and that's a bummer. The thing is, Jobs' argument was always a bit disingenuous. Closed follows from his brain architecture, not from an argument on behalf of his customers or their network providers. Those are post facto justifications supporting an already-held point of view. And the reason the iPad is going to stay closed isn't because it is good for users, it's because it is good for Apple.

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