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May 4, 2022Liked by Sangeet Paul Choudary

I feel as energised as when I read Platform Scale for the first time.

A thing that kept popping while reading: this is essentially how the WWW operates. Not Web3 per se, just the Web. Web3 may double down on this of course, but this is as much a 'Web thesis' is a building block one, no?

Thank you for sharing ๐Ÿ™

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Yes, modularity in technology is not a new idea. Translating that modularity in tech to modularity in value has taken us the better part of the past 3 decades.

There is nothing really new about modularity in web3 apart from the fact that it unbundles several vectors of centralization and creates economic incentives to reap the benefits of modular systems. Systems that relied on cross-subsidization required vertical integration. If you give something away for free, you need to vertically integrate it to a revenue pool elsewhere. That's fundamentally what came in the way of true modularity.

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May 21, 2022ยทedited May 21, 2022

Design considerations are well articulated. i am curious on adoptor's perspective while evlauating and considering adoption of components - element of trust, sustainability, IPR, evolvability(and more) - these very considerations that force adopters to consider vertical intergation, closed solutions..

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Loved the districtions of Actor Agnostic, Context Agnostic and Governence agnostic. While designing and developing as components which are agnostic to above three distictions - i find that valuable to make the solution relevant to multiple verticals at the same time.

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