I was looking for an excuse to post a Red Hot Chili Peppers pic.
takes a look at the tactic being used by Amazon, eBay and Google:
giving developers access to their databases — for free. Such an idea
would be unthinkable a little while ago, but by following Clay Shirky’s
maxim of what makes workable P2P (“Centralize what makes you money and
distribute what costs you money”) these three powerhouses are not only
enabling other businesses, they’re also driving customers their way and
turning themselves into application platforms.