Joyent buys TextDrive (and merges the two totgether, which makes for quite a nice bunch of interesting people and services) -- see official press release and a word from Dean Allen. I suspect this will generate a flurry of questions in the TxD Forum about the future of TextDrive and the rationale for such a combination, which I find very exciting. As I prepare my next professional decade on the internet, I've been spending some time thinking and digging past the web 2.0 buzz, and it's full of
stars ideas that are nicely coalescing right now and will get past a potential Bubble 2.0. A few of those are:
- Less as a competitive advantage (small is beautiful -- also worth reading: the virtues of KISS)
- What happens when the time to develop a new application approaches zero? (This combined with the above items, and suddenly offshoring feels less of a panacea, doesn't it?)
- These and Intelligent Reaction leads to software as service (look here vs. here, here and here vs. here) and appliances done right
- Add Mr Moore in the datacenter combined with broadband adoption (it may be slowing in the US but Europe goes mad for it)
Europe's eGovernment Observatory boasts that Europe dominates global e-readiness. That's great news, however I'm missing the 37Signals, the Strongspaces and the Joyents of Europe. I want to see them here and now, in French, in German, in Dutch, in whatever language we enjoy in our diversity. I really do, seriously.