Jonathan Schwartz of Sun has the following pithy view of the near-future: It’s all about trust and authentication. The defining characteristic of the next wave of web stuff will be: Who has access to what?
Also, a book reco: Empires of Light, a history of electricity. Analog to new networks and systems? You bet, Schwartz says!
He awaits the day when a mobile operator says: “We’re open! Do whatever you want on this network.” As do I… as do I.
Schwartz has a blog. He calls it “an extremely valuable tool.” Cool.