Subject: Re: the value chain
From: Russell Nelson <>
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 1999 21:54:52 -0500 (EST)

Tim O'Reilly writes:
 > I agree very much with this thesis.  The OS is becoming a commodity. 
 > Frankly, applications are on their way to becoming a commodity.  What I
 > would suggest is that a lot of people don't know what "services" means. 
 > Those who do are going to do very well.

Yup.  von Mises points out in _Human Action_ that people only want
goods for the services the goods can provide.  Figure out how to
provide those services without the goods, and you might be able to cut
your cost substantially.

-russ nelson <>
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