I am a fan of both Chaos Theory, and the Law of Plentitude. I often refer to both when considering how best to design or build a new product, as it gives me a good reference on the potential of action, and resulting reaction when introducing a new technology or service into an existing market.
In addition to highlighting the concepts of Chaos Theory and the Law of Plentitude, our blog discussion will also explore the idea of introducing disruptive technologies into an existing market, as a method of forcing an incumbant system to change.
My company, CRG West, operates one of the largest Internet Exchange points (IXPs) in the United States called the Any2 Exchange. The Any2 Exchange has been operated as a not-for-profit utility for the past couple of years, serving the Internet community. This article explores the concept behind Any2, disruptive technologies and chaos, and how focusing on the development of communities within the telecom and Internet industry (and the Law of Plentitude) helped build one of the largest Internet interconnection points in the country. While we will concentrate on the Any2 Exchange, the idea behind Any2 could just as easily be applied to any other public or commercial IXP - or market.