Shift of emphasis
After a long drawn-out build-up, lasting decades, it feels to me that we are finally tipping over into a new era of models for systems. Whether thinking about communities of people, about business processes or about social networks, the shift of emphasis is at last now leaning away from “things” and towards the “relationships” between those things.
It is tempting to say: “It’s about relationships, stupid!” (pace James Carville).
Passed the midpoint
Maybe this is because the characteristics of those relationships have been so simple and/or similar that there was not a lot to say about them.But now we are seeing a much richer set of types of “relationship”, or will the terminology be “link”, do you not sense that the transfer in mindshare has passed the mid-point?
Needless to say, there is great deal to understand about this move.