Bottom Up is the Word

By Deane Barker on January 20, 2004

Why ‘Bottom Up’ is on its way up: Interesting look about how the Internet is enabling the common man to start trends, spread the word, and push agendas.

What do these things have in common: the TV show American Idol, Howard Dean’s presidential campaign, eBay, and the open-source Linux operating system? They’re all manifestations of a key trend of our time: the shift in power away from centralized institutions and toward the individual — from the center to the edge.