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Michael Cerkas
10/09/08 02:47 PM
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I liked the fact that enough awareness exists 'out there' to recognize the changes that are occurring in the GIS industry. I agree with the author that we are not in a paradigm shift, but simply in a longer evolutionary cycle or phase. Transition is the same for evolutionary or paradigm shift changes, however, the rate or pace is drastically different. The only statement I do not fully agree with the author about is "Standards promote innovation and competition". Although standards provide a level playing field, I believe, to the contrary, that standards, by their inherent nature, provide boundaries and limit innovation. Standards lock out innovation and creativity and promote 'compliance'... Innovation is anything but compliance.... Overall, I believe the author did an excellent job of analysis, raising timely issues and succinctly stating his case. As much as standards provide increased exposure, use and application development, we have not yet seen any true 'innovation' with respect to GIS technology. The paradigm shift is surely out there, waiting to be discovered.

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