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Irving Wladawsky-Berger Archive

Surveying the Linux Landscape
Just as nature abhors a vacuum, the marketplace cannot seem to abide a steady state, especially one that stifles innovation. Not long ago, IT users were doomed to performing superhuman programming feats just to connect one departmental system to another. Then along came the Internet, complete with standards that allowed us to begin connecting everything and everyone -- in the process launching an era of what economist Joseph Schumpeter called "creative destruction."