The age of platforms


Platforms. Platforms everywhere.

Blockchain is a platform. Internet of Things is a platform. Smart Cities and open data are platforms. Cooperatives, to make sense, must be on or about platforms.

Platforms. Platforms everywhere (*). Everything is a platform. But when everything is a platform, nothing is a platform. Not a platform that actually accomplishes something, anyway.

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source: Meme Generator

Too many platforms, too few ideas. Especially big ideas, as Umair Haque recently said.

(*) and this, albeit independently conceived, is by no means the first post with this or an almost equal title. Just check on any search engine… I didn’t even have to generate myself the meme image, it was already online

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