In Pursuit of a Flat World

Posted by VISITOR on May 25, 2005 5:15 PM EDT
Technetra; By Alolita Sharma
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To really flatten the world, the people responsible for much of today's progress must not just drink from the golden goblets of benefits but must also commit resources and effort in action to those who cannot cross the digital divide on their own.

The open source community is abuzz with a new way to characterize the progress that open source software is making. Tom Friedman, a Pulitzer Prize winning columnist at the New York Times, is a leading voice of an analysis which says that the traditional barriers preventing collaboration in various areas of technology are coming down. As he puts it "It's a Flat World, After All".

The main problem with this new optimism is that it's too easy...

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