I’m reading Lawrence Lessig’s The Future of Ideas at the moment. It’s excellent. 🙂
After charting the history of the Internet, and especially relating to its ‘open’ nature after the government’s relationship with AT&T, he explains that there are three ‘layers’ to the Internet:
- The Physical layer
- The Code layer
- The Content layer
If all three layers are controlled then this ‘chills’ innovation. I agree.
It made me think about innovation within organizations and I knocked up this table to help clarify my thinking:
Whaddya reckon? 😀