The Unholy Trinity of Capitalist Cyber-World-Wars

The map above is from Gizmodo, which starts its accompanying article (you can read in full here) with this para:

It’s hard to grasp the breathtaking scale of the epic war between Microsoft, Google and Apple. Billions upon billions of dollars. Entire industries at stake. This is the board. These are the pieces.

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3 Responses

  1. This leaves out the current clash between Apple and Adobe, which is monstrous huge and incredibly stupid. And it leaves out Net Neutrality, the possible demise of which will also alter the map, in a way none of these players can foresee.

    It’ll be “interesting” to see what the virtual world looks like in 5 years.

    Thanks for posting this. Art doesn’t occur in a vacuum.

  2. Tom Clark says:

    No, the pieces are the pieces of us. Broken into bits and bytes.

    What is it they say? If it’s broke, don’t fix it?

    (Oh, that can’t be right…)

  3. Tom Clark says:


    Still thinking about this one. (Who wouldn’t.)

    Possibly bearing on the matter:


    Inside the Cloud

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