Monday, November 27, 2006

Web 2.0 or is it 3.0?

Nick Carr declares that Web 2.0 is dead, and with John Markoff announcing the arrival of Web 3.0 in the New York Times before the paint is dry on 2.0 maybe he's on to something..? Of course somewhat predictably Tim O'Reilly disagrees and argues that we'll get there when we get there, and that Markoff is talking about Web 2.0 anyway.

While only a couple of days after Bill Thompson argues that Web 2.0 is a dead end which is distracting people from building real distributed systems, Kathy Sierra argues that Web 2.0 is more than a buzz word (via O'Reilly Radar). It looks like the whole Web 2.0 argument is kicking off again, and this time people aren't taking any prisoners...

Update: More from Nick Carr, who seems to be going with the Casablanca Test for Web 2.0, "I can't define it, but I know it when I see it"...

1 comment:

  1. We'll take prisoners - but only so we can brainwash then into writing proper code :-)

    More seriously, I think this debate is actually an important one because it's about the architecture of the network and not really about which programming language you use, and if we can talk the issues over - in a reasonable tone of voice, of course - then we might be able to find a way forward the preserves all the Web 2.0 goodness [I'm a flickr fan, I like Ajaxified interfaces sometimes] without trapping us in the same sort of mess that we got with early HTML/HTTP, where attempts to solve the stateless protocol problem caused such a mess.