The personal brain-dump of Garrett Coakley

The open web and data silos

The mistake my VC friends make is they think it's either/or. Either you support the open web and are a charity, or you build a silo, monetize it, and get rich. What really happens is that the silos are eventually undermined by the open web.

From Dave Winer. More good stuff in his post on what is actually meant by the "open web".