Amazon (and eBay) as Platforms

Tim O’Reilly comments on the recent BusinessWeek article by Robert Hof titled “Reprogramming Amazon” about Amazon’s web services initiatives.

‘ve been arguing that sites like Amazon and EBay are not just web sites, but early examples of a new paradigm that will transform the computer industry as we know it today. We start by looking at them as applications, then as platforms, and ultimately need to think about how they will be integrated into an internet-scale operating system.

I find this a lot more interesting than social networking…

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