If you don't do anything else today, watch this short video interview with Malcolm Orr, senior platform architect at Colt Technology Services Group Ltd .
His key point? If the traditional communications networking industry -- telcos and their vendors -- don't get their **** together and make wide area networks more dynamic and consumable (in part by adopting open source R&D methodologies), the web-scale giants such as Google, Amazon and Facebook will lose patience and do it themselves.
If that happens, it's game over.
Something to think about… and do something about, more to the point.
— Ray Le Maistre, , Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading