Internet est centrifuge

“The Net in particular is brutally centrifugal, fragmenting newspapers into articles, movies into clips, and CDs into songs, all dispersed to servers across the earth. It has never been kind to enterprises that try to gather everything under one roof. Google’s $140 billion value derives not from some comprehensive offering but from simply showing people where the fragments can be found. Total solutions like AOL, Netscape, and — yes — Joost swim against the tide.”

Spencer Reiss, Wired, in « Why Joost Is Good for TV«