WWW 2.0 Was: Re: Pete Ashdown at BYU

Jonathan Duncan jonathan at jkdwebmagic.com
Thu Apr 13 10:35:44 MDT 2006


On Thu, 13 Apr 2006, Gabriel Gunderson wrote:

> On Thu, 2006-04-13 at 06:30 -0600, Jonathan Duncan wrote:
>> Seriously though.  What is Web 2.0?  Someone's idea for the next
>> version of the www?
>
> This is a great read on the topic that made me laugh:
> http://www.alistapart.com/articles/web3point0
>
> <bq>
> “Were you at the Web 2.0 conference?” the arriving man asked, by way of
> thanking the other for saving his place. The kindly schmoe signified in
> the negative. This was all the encouragement our man needed to launch
> into an adjective-rich and fact-poor monologue that was loud enough for
> half the room to hear.
>
> It soon appeared that “Web 2.0” was not only bigger than the Apocalypse
> but also more profitable. Profitable, that is, for investors like the
> speaker. Yet the new gold rush must not be confused with the dot-com
> bubble of the 1990s:
>
> “Web 1.0 was not disruptive. You understand? Web 2.0 is totally
> disruptive. You know what XML is? You’ve heard about well-formedness?
> Okay. So anyway—”
> </bq>
>
> -- 
> Gabriel Gunderson
> http://gundy.org/
>
>

Thanks all, for the feedback.

Jonathan


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