Talk about innovation. I recently came across this cool starup at Boston, Puebt.com. Their model is very unique and interesting, essentially turn your PC to a website so you can publish/share everything you want. I shared about 200+ party pics instantly with friends. Pretty cool.
There are lots of debates going on about user centric vs. server centric in Web2.0. This Pubet.com is definitely worth to watch as they could turn Internt distribution model upside down. There is another one "allpeers" in Europe trying to do similar thing and generated quite buzz but never delivered. Pubet.com could be the one.
I disagree on Linus,
It pre-supposes that he wanted to control it's evolution in the first place.
And if he did try to 'control' it more, would it have grown to be as useful (to the general public) as it currently is?