Saturday, May 05, 2007

China powers on!

I haven't been to China since my last business trip there for IBM in 1991, but still follow its progress with fascination. Shanghai's landscape has been vastly altered since then, and it seems that the same is now happening in Beijing due to preparation for the 2008 Olympic Games.

With regard to China's technological advancement, a couple of reports are worth reading:

The Chinese and the Japanese have a markedly different approach to doing business. It's quite fascinating to compare the second report with another new one from INSEAD:

Friday, May 04, 2007

Ecosystems -- for this and that

I just came across Eclipse Ecosystem (a blog by Donald Smith, Director of Ecosystem Development for the Eclipse Foundation).

This is a blog with a difference, as exemplified by the post: Measuring the Health of Ecosystems

It made me wonder what some other communities of interest would look like when put under a similar magnifying glass -- if you could do it.
  • Lotus Notes/Domino Ecosystem?
  • Linux Ecosystem?
  • Microsoft .NET Ecosystem?
  • IBM Mainframe Ecosystem?
  • IBM System i Ecosystem?
  • NetBeans Ecosystem?
  • Firefox Ecosystem?
  • Blogging Ecosystem?
  • Skype Ecosystem?
  • (and so on)
I wonder what they would look like. ... Is anyone out there in the blogosphere able and willing, or daring enough, to set up any other ecosystem blogs?