"...So what's next?... The decentralization of the architecture of data to such a degree that centralized management and pre-design is a waste of everyone's time. Coordination and order are not achieved from the power-oriented agendas of a central IT department, but arrived at through discovery and observation of data as it matures and grows up in reaction to the environment of its creators, owners and users. The data is located with the people who own and generate the data, not on an isolated corporate server in a back room. It's a world where a person or worker is responsible for his/her own small plot of data "land", living and growing along the winding "streets" of peer-to-peer personal computer networks."
- Michael Musty, November 18, 1998