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Nov 16, 2009


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It has always been thus. PC's were originally marketed to consumers. It took the IBM PC's imprimatur -- and VisiCalc and Lotus -- to convince the guys in suits that they might be useful.

Ed Cone

Lots of techs have moved from outside in since the PC, including IM, smart phones, and social media. As discussed here, it's a logical result of "the democratization of computing power, and the freedom that gives individuals to test-drive applications and services on their own and with their peers." What's changed, as Wingfield writes, is that more IT departments are accepting the reality of outside in, instead of resisting it until resistance proves futile as they might have done in the past.

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