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I’ve been talking for years about “ the internet operating system “, but I realized I’ve never written an extended post to define what I think it is, where it is going, and the choices we face. This is that missing post. Here you will see the underlying beliefs about the future that are guiding my publishing program as well as the rationale behind conferences I organize like the Web 2.0 Summit and Web 2.0 Expo , the Where 2.0 Conference , and even the Gov 2.0 Summit and Gov 2.0 Expo . Ask yourself for a moment, what is the operating system of a Google or Bing search? What is the operating system of a mobile phone call? What is the operating system of maps and directions on your phone?
Interesting article by Tom O'Reilly on the state of what he calls the "Internet Operating Syystem" by May 7
This post is Part Two of my State of the Internet Operating System . If you haven’t read Part One , you should do so before reading this piece. As I wrote last month, it is becoming increasingly clear that the internet is becoming not just a platform, but an operating system, an operating system that manages access by devices such as personal computers, phones, and other personal electronics to cloud subsystems ranging from computation, storage, and communications to location, identity, social graph, search, and payment.