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The time to future proof yourself on the web was yesterday.....

Here is some high level thoughts on the web, and how to use it. These are good for organizations and individuals. I know I'm not adding to much the discussion but I think it's important enough to pass on. I work on the front lines of the web and don't often have the time to look out of the trenches and see what's coming done the pipe. When I do the principles and thoughts John Udell  lays down ring true in my day to day work; as I try create the best value out of my work.

Seven ways to think like the web:
"Back in 2000, the pat­terns, prin­ci­ples, and best prac­tices for build­ing web infor­ma­tion sys­tems were most­ly anec­do­tal and folk­loric. Roy Field­ing’s dis­ser­ta­tion on the web’s deep archi­tec­ture pro­vid­ed a for­mal def­i­n­i­tion that we’ve been digest­ing ever since. In his intro­duc­tion he wrote that the web is “an Internet-scale dis­trib­uted hyper­me­dia sys­tem” that aims to “inter­con­nect infor­ma­tion net­works across orga­ni­za­tion­al boundaries.” His the­sis helped us rec­og­nize and apply such prin­ci­ples as uni­ver­sal nam­ing, link­ing, loose cou­pling, and dis­ci­plined resource design. These are not only engi­neer­ing con­cerns. Nowa­days they mat­ter to every­one. Why? Because the web is a hybrid infor­ma­tion sys­tem co-created by peo­ple and machines. Some­times com­put­ers pub­lish our data for us, and some­times we pub­lish it direct­ly. Some­times machines sub­scribe to what machines and peo­ple pub­lish, some­times peo­ple do."
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