It feels like a nearly daily occasion lately that a new company/technology releases a pre pre-alpha version of their technology and makes it available by invite only. you submit your email address and then hope to get invited. i wonder two things about this:
1) how do they decide who gets invited?
2) isn't this contrary to the whole "web 2.0" attitude they espouse?
i just kind of think that if you've got something you want to share with the world, share it. if you don't, then invite your friends, family, etc. As far as i'm concerned, this whole process of making people request an invite and then deciding who gets in and who doesn't with some kind of online velvet rope is just lame.