2008/11/11

Discovery Mechanisms and Scale

After Eran's sessions at IIW today on discovery, I have some random thoughts which I figure might as well be captured (inflicted?) as blog posts. One comment I have is that "Scale Agnostic" is a little misleading in his matrix:

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None of these solutions, by itself, spans the scale from a hosted site owner with Dreamweaver up to yahoo.com, so this column should really be all red. That's okay, because everyone agrees that at least a couple of solutions are needed to span both ends of this scale -- so the overall solution needs at least one solution at each end of the scale. Proposed: Replace "Scale Agnostic" with two columns, "Long Tail Scale" and "BigCo Scale", and make sure that the overall solution includes green in both columns.