Alex Osbourne

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The Big Switch: Rewiring the World from "Edison" t&hellip by Nicholas Carr
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This book was recommended to me by a colleague.

There are some interesting and thought provoking ideas within. But, for me it's damaged by the unnecessary comparisons made with the 20th Century's emerging power generation industry.

I don't know anyone in business that isn't aware that as markets mature products and services become increasingly commoditised, or is unable to recognise the potential of computing as a service (let's face it you could time-share mainframes back in the 1970s).

Surely, the driving force behind IT has always been the power it offers for innovation? And you can be a whole lot more innovative with a $300 computer in your garage than… Read more