I got back last night, but was too tired to get online.
Eric Kidd, a 27 year old programmer, writes about the Missing Future for small software developers, the magic dust that made Silicon Valley and Microsoft possible in the first place.
"But this dream is nearly gone. It's getting crushed between the awful power of Microsoft, and the onrushing juggernaut of open source." – Eric Kidd via Dave Winer
He echos my post from last year:
Between Microsoft monopoly and Open Source religion, I fear software market is between a rock and a hard place. – Don Park