Field Note #109. On "Pipes vs. Platforms"

Source: Sangeet Paul Choudary, Platform Scale (2015)

"At their core, platforms enable a plug-and-play business model.  Other businesses can easily connect their business with the platform, build products and services on top of it, and co-create value.  Platforms primarily benefit not from internal production but from a wider source of open co-creation and open market interactions.  This ability to drive interactions through a plug-and-play infrastructure is a defining characteristic of platform scale." (p. 33)

N.B. I took 9 pages of 10pt font notes on this text.  Reach out if you care for the full version (for educational purposes only), which is simply too heavy to append here.  

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