Proprietary

 

I picked up a Business 2.0 magazine sometime in the last week or so (possible at an airport where I usually do my magazine shopping) and it was talking about the Next 25 folks on the Internet. Who will be the next Amazon.com and so forth. What’s the next big service or software.

Well like most of the electronics makers in the World, the Sony’s and Phillips and so forth, most the software applications are proprietary. One kind of video embed will work on this blog and not on that one etc. A Google gadget works on their homepages but not on MSN’s.

Didn’t any of these people learn anything from the Beta Max-VHS war?

Now you have cell phone providers like Cingular and Verizon using different types of video delivery methods.

People, the sooner we start having a standard the quicker the standard can make providers and content providers money.

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