December 10, 2004
And then the incumbent loses
Scoble and Israel have posted a draft of their book proposal. An excerpt from the first paragraph echoes my current thoughts on Social Software and Open Source really well.
Most revolutions are not televised—at least not until their outcome becomes obvious. Insurrections usually begin far from the spotlight where incumbents continue right along, doing whatever it is incumbents do. Those in power dismiss early disruptions as scattered and insignificant. They point out that the rebels are ragtag and their leaders mere peasants. While most revolutions do fizzle, some gather unstoppable momentum and when that occurs, the status quo defenders wake up one morning to discover they’ve already lost.
Are you asleep?
Posted by Matthew at December 10, 2004 09:25 AM