Clay Shirky is a Partner at The Accelerator Group. He writes extensively about the
social and economic effects of the internet for the O'Reilly Network, Business 2.0,
FEED. His writings have also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal,
and the Harvard Business Review.
Articles by this author
Emerging Technology Briefs: WSDL
A brief look at the Web Services Description Language (WSDL) and its role as the
de facto standard Web Services description format.
Emerging Technology Briefs: SOAP
A brief look at the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) and its role as the de
facto standard Web Services messaging format.
Web Services - An Executive Summary
This executive summary from O'Reilly Research's report, "Planning for Web
Services," gives a high level overview of the promises and pitfalls of web
Web Services: It's So Crazy, It Just Might Not Work
The web services hype machine promises us a "revolution" bringing another
"paradigm-shift." Clay Shirky explores if, despite the overselling, there may just
something there -- or maybe not.