Monday, September 5, 2011

Comparison of Views: Gartner and Wired

On Saturday I watched a very interesting 25 minute talk by Kevin Kelly from Wired which reduces the future of the Internet to six verbs, representing six large-scale Internet trends:
  1. Screening
  2. Interacting
  3. Sharing
  4. Flowing
  5. Accessing
  6. Generating

The Primary Verb = Sharing - Anything that can be shared will be shared.

This morning I came across an article that I had filed back in February in which Gartner highlights five long-term, overarching, and interdependent trends affecting the enterprise software industry:
  • globalization
  • implementation
  • modernization
  • socialization
  • verticalization
It is not possible to compare the articles from the point of view of content as it would not be comparing apples with apples. Both are interesting in the environment to which they apply. However, from a linguistic angle it is interesting that Wired chooses verbs and Gartner prefers a suffix on the verb to give the noun which describes the act.

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