Suppose you're a big company with deep pockets and lots of users. How about offering an identity service for users that includes storage that permitted apps can read and write, where the storage belongs to the user, not the developer. #
I'm thinking of AWS or Automattic, as examples. Trusted companies, known for technical excellence and a long-term vision. #
What happens then? Well the net as a platform all of a sudden has the power of a personal computer, and the ownership is in the right hands, the users. #
The company that does this, with user freedom to switch, will have the developer market that Microsoft used to have. #
The company has to be big enough, stable, trusted.#
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