Friday, October 28, 2011

DOA

During the  ITU expo in Geneva, had a chance to ask Bob Kahn if a new  platform competitor to google, apple and facebook can be designed.  He said that the issue of inter-operability for application and data may indeed require development of new platforms, but that may disturb the existing revenue streams, therefore the existing major companies mentioned are not very interested.  He believes that his Digital Object Architecture project could become a new platform.

Several years ago, I had an opportunity to discuss my platform vision with Dr. Kahn during some other ITU event. His comments were very accurate and helped me a lot. Back then, he mentioned privacy as a major concern.