Why Software Is Eating The World

There is an excellent article by Marc Andreessen on the Wall Street Journal about how the world's goods and services are morphing into software programs. We discuss the idea of digitalization and dematerialization, looking at the environmental pros and cons of moving from physical objects to information on computer screens. This article will open your eyes to how quickly the world as we know it is making this very shift. Andreessen points out how today's dominant book, video rental, and music companies are all dominated by software -- and how industries from agriculture to national security are going to be "eaten" by software. It's a fascinating must-read on how we're moving away from material goods.Follow Jaymi on Twitter for more stories like this

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