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"...